Escape from Sobibor by Richard Rashke

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“Brilliantly reconstructs the degradation and drama of Sobibor. . . . 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.   

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Richard Rashke is a lecturer and author of nonfiction books, including The Killing of Karen Silkwood and Escape From Sobibor, which was made into a CBS three-hour-movie special. Rashke is featured in the award-winning international television series Nazi Hunters. His award-winning works have been translated into eleven languages and have been the subject of movies for screen and television. A produced screenwriter and playwright, his work has appeared on network television and off-Broadway. He is also an alto sax player and composer. His latest composition, Crane Wife, a family musical based on a Japanese folktale, was performed at the Kennedy Center. He lives in Washington, D.C.
Published October 23, 2012 by Delphinium Books. 390 pages
Genres: History, War, Travel, Biographies & Memoirs, Literature & Fiction. Non-fiction

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Rashke does a moment-by-moment reconstruction of the action, then follows a handful of the 300 fugitives on their post-escape treks through the woods--where many encountered only hostility in their attempts to join the partisans: ""Wasn't there one Pole in Poland whom help a Jew without a gun?"" ...

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