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Escape from Sobibor / Richard Rashke.

; Mazal Holocaust Collection
Boston : Houghton Mifflin, 1982.
ISBN 0395318319, 9780395318317

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D805.P7 R33 1982 Available Request
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Other Authors Mazal Holocaust Collection.
Subjects Erlebnisbericht.
Holocaust, Jewish (1939-1945) -- Poland.
Sobibór (Concentration camp)
Sobibór -- Vernichtungslager.
Description ix, 389 pages, [12] pages of plates : illustrations ; 24 cm
Copyright Date 1982.
Notes Includes bibliographical references (pages 369-371).
Summary It was the scene of the biggest prison escape of World War II, yet hardly anyone has heard of Sobibor, one of three Nazi death camps in eastern Poland, where six hundred Jews revolted against their guards and broke through the walls. Three hundred of them made it to the woods of Sobibor, the forest of the owls. Because the Nazis destroyed all the physical evidence and all but three documents about the camp, even historians of the Holocaust scarcely mention Sobibor. But the Nazis did not destroy all the evidence. More than thirty survivors are still alive -- including the Red Army officer-prisoner who led the revolt -- and Richard Rashke has sought them out. From their diaries, notes, testimony at war crimes trials, and, above all, from their vivid memories, he has re-created an important piece of neglected history. In addition to recounting the compelling story of the uprising and the escape, Rashke gives us an unforgettable picture of the day-to-day existence in a Nazi death camp where a quarter of a million Jews were killed. - Jacket flap.
Contents Introduction -- Sobibor, Poland -- The prisoners -- The escape -- The forest -- The remnant : a personal epilogue.
Geographic Area Poland
Network Numbers (OCoLC)8689116
WorldCat Search OCLC WorldCat
WorldCat Identities Rashke, Richard L.
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