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Sunday October 13, 2013

Sobibor, Poland,

Caption: At this site, between the years 1942 and 1943, there existed a Nazi death camp where 250,000 Jews and approximately 1000 Poles were murdered. Sobibor was a Nazi German extermination camp located on the outskirts of the village of the same name. Jews from Poland, France, Germany, the Netherlands, Czechoslovakia and the Soviet Union, possibly as well as some non-Jewish Soviet POWs, were transported to Sobibor by rail and suffocated in gas chambers. There was no forced labor camp here, just death.


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4. YouKnowWho
9:14 PM GMT on October 15, 2013
Thank you for sharing this image and its sad history.
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3. cherriebaby136
8:22 PM GMT on October 15, 2013
Yes, Thank you!
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2. BriarCraft
8:13 PM GMT on October 15, 2013
Thank you for remembering and for teaching us about this place and its history.
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1. tomekandjola
7:45 PM GMT on October 15, 2013
A successful revolt of the prisoners, led by Alexander "Sasha" Pechersky, took place on October 14, 1943. Members of the camp's underground resistance succeeded in covertly killing eleven German officers and a number of Ukrainian guards. Of the 600 inmates in the camp, roughly 300 escaped, although most were later re-captured and killed. Still it was the most successful uprising by Jewish prisoners of German extermination camps, and about 60 people finally survived the war.
The escape forced the Nazis to close the death camp. They dismantled it, bulldozed the earth, and planted trees to cover it up.

You can watch the story in "Escape from Sobibor" - a 1987 British made-for-TV film with Rutger Hauer starring as Pechersky.

I visited it on the eve of the 70th anniversary of the prisoners'revolt.
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