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Sobibór (Concentration camp)

Works: 133 works in 270 publications in 8 languages and 10,022 library holdings
Genres: Personal narratives  Biography  Drama  Trials, litigation, etc  Personal narratives‡vJewish  Thrillers (Motion pictures)  Film adaptations  Documentary films  Nonfiction films  Historical films 
Classifications: D805.P7, 940.54724304384
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Publications about Sobibór (Concentration camp)
Most widely held works about Sobibór (Concentration camp)
    Belzec, Sobibor, Treblinka : the Operation Reinhard death camps by Yitzhak Arad( Book )
    8 editions published between 1987 and 1999 in English and held by 1,360 libraries worldwide
    Records the history of the death camps and their inmates
    Escape from Sobibor by Richard L Rashke( Book )
    17 editions published between 1982 and 2013 in 5 languages and held by 1,322 libraries worldwide
    It was the scene of the biggest prison escape of World War II, yet hardly anyone has heard of Sobibor, one of three Nazi death camps in eastern Poland, where six hundred Jews revolted against their guards and broke through the walls. Three hundred of them made it to the woods of Sobibor, the forest of the owls. Because the Nazis destroyed all the physical evidence and all but three documents about the camp, even historians of the Holocaust scarcely mention Sobibor. But the Nazis did not destroy all the evidence. More than thirty survivors are still alive -- including the Red Army officer-prisoner who led the revolt -- and Richard Rashke has sought them out. From their diaries, notes, testimony at war crimes trials, and, above all, from their vivid memories, he has re-created an important piece of neglected history. In addition to recounting the compelling story of the uprising and the escape, Rashke gives us an unforgettable picture of the day-to-day existence in a Nazi death camp where a quarter of a million Jews were killed. - Jacket flap
    Escape from Sobibór by Rutger Hauer( visu )
    43 editions published between 1987 and 2013 in English and held by 700 libraries worldwide
    True story of the mass escape of Jewish prisoners from the Nazi death camp at Sobibor, Poland
    From the ashes of Sobibor : a story of survival by Thomas Toivi Blatt( Book )
    8 editions published between 1997 and 2011 in 3 languages and held by 540 libraries worldwide
    A promise at Sobibór : a Jewish boy's story of revolt and survival in Nazi-occupied Poland by Philip Bialowitz( Book )
    3 editions published in 2010 in English and held by 419 libraries worldwide
    The author relates his experiences as a survivor of the Sobibór extermination camp in German-occupied Poland during the Holocaust and describes his boyhood before the war
    Sobibor : a history of a Nazi death camp by Jules Schelvis( Book )
    14 editions published between 1993 and 2008 in 3 languages and held by 359 libraries worldwide
    "Auschwitz. Treblinka. The very names of these Nazi camps evoke unspeakable cruelty. Sobibor is less well known, and this book discloses the horrors perpetrated there." "Sent in June 1943 to Sobibor, where his wife and family were murdered, Jules Schelvis has written the first book-length, fully documented account of the camp. He details the creation of the killing centre, its personnel, the use of railways, selections, forced labour, gas chambers, escape attempts and the historic uprising." "In documenting this part of Holocaust history, this well-researched account advances our knowledge and understanding of the Nazi attempt to annihilate the European Jews."--BOOK JACKET
    Sobibór, martyrdom and revolt : documents and testimonies by Miriam Novitch( Book )
    2 editions published in 1980 in English and held by 320 libraries worldwide
    Escape from a Nazi death camp ( visu )
    1 edition published in 2014 in English and held by 291 libraries worldwide
    The secret Nazi death camp at Sobibor was created solely for the mass extermination of Jews. But on October 14, 1943, in the biggest and most successful prison revolt of the Second World War, the inmates fought back. Using dramatic reenactments four survivors; Toivi Blatt, Philip Bialowitz, Selma Engel-Wijnberg, and former Russian POW Semjon Rozenfeld, tell firsthand accounts of the day they escaped certain death to freedom
    Selma : de vrouw die Sobibor overleefde by Ad van Liempt( Book )
    4 editions published in 2010 in Dutch and held by 128 libraries worldwide
    Het levensverhaal van de joodse Selma Engel-Wijnberg (1922) die in de Tweede Wereldoorlog als een van de zeer weinigen het vernietigingskamp Sobibor overleefde
    The trial Escape from Sobibór ( visu )
    1 edition published in 2006 in English and held by 106 libraries worldwide
    The trial: A man wakens one morning to find that he has been arrested for an unknown offense, and must look beyond the judicial system to prove his innocence
    Ooggetuigen van Sobibor by Jules Schelvis( Book )
    2 editions published in 2010 in Dutch and held by 71 libraries worldwide
    Het verhaal van het vernietigingskamp Sobibor heeft, zowel bij historici als bij het grote publiek, altijd in de schaduw gestaan van de verhalen over Auschwitz. Dat heeft mede te maken met het feit dat Sobibor uitsluitend een vernietigingskamp was. Zon 170.000 Joden onder wie 33.000 uit bezet Nederland werden er in een periode van bijna anderhalf jaar vergast. Slechts zeer weinigen overleefden het kamp en konden daarvan verslag doen
    Sobibor, the forgotten revolt : a survivor's report by Thomas Toivi Blatt( Book )
    6 editions published between 1995 and 2004 in English and held by 63 libraries worldwide
    To survive Sobibor by Dov Fraiberg( Book )
    1 edition published in 2007 in Hebrew and held by 62 libraries worldwide
    Sobibor : 14 octobre 1943, 16 heures by Claude Lanzmann( Book )
    2 editions published in 2001 in French and held by 49 libraries worldwide
    C'est à partir d'un entretien que m'avait accordé Yebuda Lerner à Jérusalem, en 1979, pendant le tourange de Shoah, que j'ai réalisé Sobibor, 14 octobre 1943, 16 heures, lieu , jour , mois, année, heure de la seule révolte réussie d'un camp d'extermination nazi
    Der Fall Demjanjuk : der letzte grosse NS-Prozess by Heinrich Wefing( Book )
    3 editions published in 2011 in German and held by 44 libraries worldwide
    J. Demjanjuk wurde am 12.05.2011 zu 5 Jahren Gefängnis verurteilt, wegen seines hohen Alters aber von der Haft verschont. Welfing beschreibt den Prozessverlauf und schildert die verstörende Biografie dieses Mannes. Ein aufwühlendes Buch über die späte deutsche Suche nach Gerechtigkeit
    Conversations with Regina by Andrew Zielinski( Book )
    2 editions published between 2003 and 2008 in English and held by 34 libraries worldwide
    Inferno em Sobibor; a tragédia de um adolescente judeu by Stanislaw Szmajzner( Book )
    2 editions published in 1968 in Portuguese and held by 32 libraries worldwide
    Sobibor, 14 octobre 1943, 16 heures / Un vivant qui passe / un film de Claude Lanzmann by Claude Lanzmann( visu )
    7 editions published between 2001 and 2005 in Hebrew and French and held by 31 libraries worldwide
    The title of the film refers to the place and time when Jewish prisoners in the Sobibór extermination camp staged a successful uprising-- the only one-- against their Nazi captors, resulting in the closing of the camp. Comprised of extensive, detailed questions and answers with Yehuda Lerner who describes in minute detail the story of the rebellion and his previous almost miraculous escapes from no less than eight camps. Interview footage is juxtaposed with shots of Warsaw, Minsk and Sobibor today. At the end, Lanzmann reads a terrifying list of the number of Jews transported to Sobibor in 1942 and 1943
    Der Henkersknecht Der Prozess gegen John (Iwan) Demjanuk in München by Angelika Benz( Book )
    2 editions published in 2011 in German and held by 30 libraries worldwide
    Klappentext: Von November 2009 bis Mai 2011 stand John (Iwan) Demjanjuk vor dem Landgericht München II angeklagt der 27 900-fachen Beihilfe zum Mord, begangen 1943 im Vernichtungslager Sobibór. War der in einem Kriegsgefangenenlager rekrutierte Trawniki-Mann unbeteiligter Wachsoldat, williger Handlanger der SS oder Mörder aus eigenem Antrieb? Angelika Benz hat den Prozess von Anfang bis Ende beobachtet. Sie rekonstruiert die Verhandlungen, porträtiert Angeklagten, Richter, Staatsanwalt, Verteidiger und Nebenkläger und stellt die historischen Hintergründe dar. Momentaufnahmen aus dem Gerichtssaal geben einen präzisen Einblick in den Prozessalltag
    Dancing through darkness when love and dreams survived a Nazi death camp : based on the diary and memories of Selma (Saartje Wijnberg) Engel by Ann Markham Walsh( file )
    1 edition published in 2013 in English and held by 0 libraries worldwide
    Based on the recorded memories, diary and love letters of Saartje Wijnberg (Selma Wijnberg Engel) and Chaim Engel, Dancing Through Darkness is a true story that exists only because of the strength of love and the power of dreams. From Poland and Holland, and with no common language, Saartje and Chaim met and fell in love when forced to dance together for the entertainment of the Nazi SS guards at Sobibor Death Camp in Poland in April, 1943. As their love grew, in defiance of the brutality that surrounded them, they promised each other they would survive. Their dream of living to share a normal
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Alternative Names
KZ Sobibor
Sobibur (Concentration camp)
Sobibur (koncentrační tábor)
SS-Sonderkommando Sobibór
SS-Zonderkommando Sobibur
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