Escape from Sobibor

Escape from Sobibor

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Poignant in its honesty and grim in details, Escape from Sobibor provides a vivid account of the biggest escape from a Nazi extermination camp during World War II. Breathtakingly suspenseful and horrifying at the same time.--Publishers Weekly.
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Product details

  • Paperback | 416 pages
  • 152.4 x 223.52 x 25.4mm | 544.31g
  • Baltimore, United States
  • English
  • Reprint
  • 0252064798
  • 9780252064791
  • 462,186

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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 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 to this reprint, 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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"Brilliantly reconstructs the degradation and drama of Sobibor." -- San Francisco Chronicle. "A sensitive, thoughtful, and well-researched account of the 'biggest prisoner escape of World War II.'" -- Jewish Chicago. "Breathtakingly suspenseful and horrifying at the same time." -- Publishers Weekly
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