Escape from Sobibor

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Open Road Media, 2012 M10 23 - 416 pages
This true story of a revolt at a Nazi death camp, newly updated, is “a memorable and moving saga, full of anger and anguish, a reminder never to forget” (San Francisco Chronicle).

On October 14, 1943, six hundred Jews imprisoned in Sobibor, a secret Nazi death camp in eastern Poland, revolted. They killed a dozen SS officers and guards, trampled the barbed wire fences, and raced across an open field filled with anti-tank mines. Against all odds, more than three hundred made it safely into the woods. Fifty of those men and women managed to survive the rest of the war. In this edition of Escape from Sobibor, fully updated in 2012, Richard Rashke tells their stories, based on his interviews with eighteen of the survivors. It vividly describes the biggest prisoner escape of World War II. A story of unimaginable cruelty. A story of courage and a fierce desire to live and to tell the world what truly went on behind those barbed wire fences.     

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Sobibor Poland
The Prisoners
Chapter 24
Chapter 27
Chapter 29
Chapter 1
Chapter 9
Chapter 13
Chapter 34
Chapter 36
A Personal Epilogue
Chapter 38
Chapter 42
Chapter 44
Image Gallery Afterword

Chapter 10
Chapter 12
Acknowledgments Sources Notes

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About the author (2012)

Richard Rashke is the author of nonfiction books including The Killing of Karen Silkwood (2000) and Useful Enemies (2013). His books have been translated into eleven languages and have been adapted for screen and television. Rashke is also a produced screenwriter and playwright; his work has appeared on network television and in New York.

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