Escape from Sobibor

Escape from Sobibor

by Richard Rashke

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Overview

This true story of a revolt at a Nazi death camp, newly updated, is “a memorable and moving saga, full of anger and anguish, a reminder never to forget” ( San Francisco Chronicle ).

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.   
 
 

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781480458512
Publisher: Open Road Integrated Media LLC
Publication date: 11/19/2013
Edition description: Revised
Pages: 572
Sales rank: 294,809
Product dimensions: 5.25(w) x 8.00(h) x (d)

About the Author

Richard Rashke is the author of nonfiction books including  The Killing of Karen Silkwood  (2000) and  Useful Enemies  (2013). His books have been translated into eleven languages and have been adapted for screen and television. Rashke is also a produced screenwriter and playwright; his work has appeared on network television and in New York.

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Escape from Sobibor 4.6 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 19 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
-But as usual, the book was better! A heartwrenchingly captivating book. As humans we may never learn from our mistakes, but this is reason enough to hope that, for the sake of our future, we can at least prevent these sorts of atrocities from happening to our children if nothing else. This book should be mandatory reading material.
BellaTalia More than 1 year ago
This book is not only about the Nazi death camp, Sobibor, where more than 250,000 Jews were murdered, but also about the brave few who fought back and escaped. The stories of those who survived are harrowing to put it mildly. Everyone should read this and know what happened to so many innocent people simply because they were Jewish. We must never forget .... we must never let this happen again.
224perweek More than 1 year ago
This is an amazing story. Probably one of the best holocaust accounts I have ever read. It brought tears to my eyes. I loved the way the stories were told, giving each persons account of what happened from the camp to the escape to life after. Amazing.
ireadeverythingMI More than 1 year ago
WOW! This book lets the reader in on a lot of things going on behind the scenes that one would never realize or even imagine! The things people went through and lived to tell..incredibly amazing. Really makes you think about a lot things --and don't take all for granted! This book involved all nationalities too. Very good read. You'll learn a lot.
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Grate+book.+a+must+read%21%0A
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This book is educational but horribly depressing. I, of course, knew about the concentration camps of WWII but never knew about the three death camps and how they differ from other camps. I'm glad I read this book because of the knowledge I gained from it but I cannot say I enjoyed it, very sad.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
A very intense book. Stories about several holocast survivors, about what the had to endure to survive to horrific events in their lives. Ending in present day (at the time of publishing) and how they overcame the memories of the haunting past.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Thoroughly engrossing hopefully a lesson learned
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Incredible story recounting the grim reality of WWII death camps and a most unlikely escape and survival for a very, very few.
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