Escape From A Nazi Death Camp

Escape From A Nazi Death Camp

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The secret Nazi death camp at Sobibor was created solely for the mass extermination of Jews. But on October 14, 1943, in the biggest and most successful prison revolt of the Second World War, the inmates fought back. Using dramatic reenactments four survivors; Toivi Blatt, Philip Bialowitz, Selma Engel-Wijnberg, and former Russian POW Semjon Rozenfeld, tell firsthand accounts of the day they escaped certain death to freedom.
Copyright Date: ©2014
ISBN: 9781627890328
Branch Call Number: D805.P7 E
Characteristics: video file,DVD video,region 1,rda
digital,optical,stereo,rda
1 videodisc (60 min.) : sound, color ; 4 3/4 in

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simonbrenden
Mar 26, 2016

A wonderful story illustrating the both the depravity of humans and the resilience of the human spirit. The escape was incredible in its planning and illustrated the calm way that the leaders reacted when their plans suffered roadblocks. The individuals who escaped are to be admired and it is a testament to PBS that this film could be made while some of the individuals were still alive and able to comment on their terrible experiences in the camp.

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erinsnest
Nov 30, 2015

Nov 29 2015......I was watching this on TV on Remembrance Day, but had to miss the ending. Thanks to the local library, I was able to see it! Amazing story, reminding me to appreciate my freedom. One of the survivors actually went back to meet the head SS of the camp years later. (Who had served only 16 year of his life sentence!) He didn't really want to, but decided to do it so as not to give in to the hate.....wow. That is a powerful message. Also was mentioned that of the 50 survivors of the escape, they were able to survive only because of the kindness of strangers, something that was a life threatening thing to do. In these times, I believe that is a message that needs to be heard and acted upon right now. After watching this, I believe I could open my door.....it may be frightening, but it is the right thing to do.

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akirakato
Aug 31, 2015

This is a docu-drama originally broadcast by PBS (Public Broadcasting Service) on May 20, 2014.
The secret Nazi death camp at Sobibor was created solely for the mass extermination.
On the 14th of October 1943, however, the inmates fought back in the biggest and most successful prison outbreak of the WWII.
Of the 600 inmates present on the day of the escape, 300 escaped into the forest surrounding Sobibor.
Of that 300, many were shot, turned in, murdered, or captured by Nazis.
Around 50 survived the war.
Told through the firsthand accounts of four survivors, the film recounts the true horror of life at Sobibor.
This is the true story of the day they escaped certain death to freedom.

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