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Escape from Sobibor | [Richard Rashke]

Escape from Sobibor

On October 14, 1943, 600 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
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On October 14, 1943, 600 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 18 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.

©1982, 1995 Richard Rashke (P)2014 Audible, Inc.

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    Dean Thomas Caloundra, Qld Australia 06-23-14
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    "Rashke put a face to the good and the bad!"
    Would you consider the audio edition of Escape from Sobibor to be better than the print version?

    Yes, the narration was excellent and made the pronunciation of the names so much easier


    What other book might you compare Escape from Sobibor to and why?

    I haven't read anything focused on the holocaust before. But had read and listened to books like "The Liberator: One World War II Soldier's 500-Day Odyssey from the Beaches of Sicily to the Gates of Dachau". Both of which are of the highest quality! Both seem extremely well researched, well organised, and both personal. Both do an excellent job at bring to fore the best and worst of humanity.


    Which scene was your favorite?

    My favourite scene was the beginning of the uprising despite, all the odds being against the captives and any realistic expectation of victory. The grim determination and the description of empowerment were awesome.


    If you were to make a film of this book, what would the tag line be?

    Could this ever happen again?


    Any additional comments?

    The must gut wrenching part of the story is when the message from the Jews made it to the allies. The response to that message? Nothing, the rest of the world including the Pope did nothing to help the Jews. How the rest of the world turned abandoned the Jewish people is unbelievable!

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    Katrina Cinca 07-16-14 Member Since 2010
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    "Amazing story of courage and pain"
    Was there a moment in the book that particularly moved you?

    The entire story had my attention from the beginning. It is so hard to comprehend the pain that these people endured.


    Any additional comments?

    The narrator was key to telling this story in a way that portrayed the horror of the Nazi death camps.

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