Escape from Sobibor

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University of Illinois Press, 1995 - 391 pages
Poignant in its honesty and grim in its details, Escape from Sobibor offers stunning proof of resistance--in this case successful--by victims of the Holocaust. The smallest of the extermination camps operated by Nazi Germany during World War II, Sobibor was where now-retired auto worker John Demjanjuk has been accused of working as a prison guard. Sobibor also was the scene of the war's biggest prisoner escape.

Richard Rashke's interviews with eighteen of those who survived provide the foundation for this volume. He also draws on books, articles, and diaries to make vivid the camp, the uprising, and the escape. In the afterword, Rashke relates how the Polish government in October 1993, observed the fiftieth anniversary of the escape and how it has beautified the site since a film based on his book appeared on Polish television.

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One of the frequently asked questions when Auschwitz survivor Primo Levi spoke publicly about his experiences was “Why weren’t there more escapes?”. Levi would patiently explain: if an inmate escaped ... Read full review

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About the author (1995)

Richard Rashke, a former journalist and teacher, is the author of The Killing of Karen Silkwood and Stormy Genius: The Life of Aviation's Maverick Bill Lear.

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