Escape from Sobibor: Revised and Updated Edition (Paperback)Richard Rashke (author)
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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.
Publisher: Open Road Media
Number of pages: 572
Weight: 590 g
Dimensions: 203 x 133 x 33 mm
Edition: Revised and Updated
"A journalistic account in the tradition of Truman Capote's In Cold Blood." -Choice
"The authoritative version of the breakout from the Nazi experimentation camp at Sobibor. . . . Gives us a very good idea of how the will to survive can lead quite ordinary people to surmount the most extraordinary obstacles." -The Jerusalem Post
"This moving and angry book deserves to be read." -The Washington Post
"A unique, unforgettable, deeply moving and effective account of a death camp." -Detroit Jewish News
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