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Sobibór (Concentration camp)

Works: 146 works in 303 publications in 7 languages and 11,227 library holdings
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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 1,339 libraries worldwide
    Records the history of the death camps and their inmates
    Escape from Sobibor by Richard L Rashke( Book )
    18 editions published between 1982 and 2013 in 5 languages and held by 1,308 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
    The trial ; Escape from Sobibór by Rutger Hauer( visu )
    44 editions published between 1987 and 2013 in English and held by 789 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 )
    10 editions published between 1997 and 2011 in 3 languages and held by 534 libraries worldwide
    When the Germans invaded Poland on September 1, 1939, Thomas Toivi Blatt was twelve years old. He and his family lived in the largely Jewish town of Izbica in the Lublin district of Poland - a district that was to become the site of three of the six major Nazi extermination camps: Belzec, Sobibor, and Majdanek. Blatt's account of his childhood in Izbica provides a fascinating glimpse of Jewish life in Poland after the German invasion and during the periods of mass deportations of Jews to the camps. Blatt tells of the chilling events that led to his deportation to Sobibor, of his separation from his family, and of the six months he spent at Sobibor before taking part in the most successful uprising and mass breakout in any Nazi camp during World War II. Blatt's tale of escape, and of the five horrifying years spent eluding both the Nazis and later anti-Semitic Polish nationalists, is a firsthand account of one of the most terrifying and savage events of human history. From the Ashes of Sobibor also includes a moving interview with Karl Frenzel, a Nazi commandant from Sobibor
    A promise at Sobibór : a Jewish boy's story of revolt and survival in Nazi-occupied Poland by Philip Bialowitz( Book )
    4 editions published in 2010 in English and held by 420 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 333 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."--Jacket
    Sobibor, martyrdom and revolt : documents and testimonies by Miriam Novitch( Book )
    2 editions published in 1980 in English and held by 323 libraries worldwide
    Escape from a Nazi death camp ( visu )
    1 edition published in 2014 in English and held by 314 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 127 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
    Nationalsozialistische Vernichtungslager im Spiegel deutscher Strafprozesse : Belzec, Sobibor, Treblinka, Chelmno by Adalbert Rückerl( Book )
    2 editions published in 1977 in German and held by 77 libraries worldwide
    Experten der Vernichtung : das T4-Reinhardt-Netzwerk in den Lagern Belzec, Sobibor und Treblinka by Sara Berger( Book )
    5 editions published between 2013 and 2014 in German and held by 74 libraries worldwide
    "Erfahrungen mit der massenhaften Ermordung von Menschen hatten fast alle der ca. 120 Deutschen und Österreicher, die zwischen Ende 1941 und Ende 1943 im Rahmen der 'Aktion Reinhardt' in den drei Vernichtungslagern Belzec, Sobibor und Treblinka eingesetzt wurden. Ihre Kenntnisse hatten sie zuvor in den 'Euthanasie'-Einrichtungen und der Berliner T4-Zentrale erworben, die sie nun nutzten, um die Lager und Gaskammern zu entwerfen. Sie fungierten als Aufseher, koordinierten die Wachmannschaften und etliche beschränkten sich nicht auf das Morden auf Befehl, sondern misshandelten und tóteten aus reiner Willkür. Mit der systematischen Ermordung der europäischen Juden im Rahmen der 'Aktion Reinhardt' wurden die Männer der T4 endgültig zu Experten der Vernichtung."--
    Ooggetuigen van Sobibor by Jules Schelvis( Book )
    2 editions published in 2010 in Dutch and held by 73 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 )
    7 editions published between 1995 and 2004 in English and held by 68 libraries worldwide
    To survive Sobibor by Dov Fraiberg( Book )
    1 edition published in 2007 in Hebrew and held by 64 libraries worldwide
    The last Holocaust trial ( visu )
    1 edition published in 2009 in English and held by 57 libraries worldwide
    Some 170,000 Jews were murdered at the Nazi death camp Sobibor. Only 8 people out of those who survived are still alive today. Now they're calling for justice for the last remaining Sobibor prison guard
    Sobibor : 14 octobre 1943, 16 heures by Claude Lanzmann( Book )
    2 editions published in 2001 in French and held by 49 libraries worldwide
    Der Fall Demjanjuk : der letzte grosse NS-Prozess by Heinrich Wefing( Book )
    3 editions published in 2011 in German and held by 47 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
    Das Lager vorstellen : die Architektur der nationalsozialistischen Vernichtungslager by Annika Wienert( Book )
    4 editions published in 2015 in German and held by 42 libraries worldwide
    Sobibor : maḥaneh ha-avadon ṿeha-mered ( Book )
    4 editions published between 1978 and 1979 in Hebrew and held by 39 libraries worldwide
    Dancing through darkness : when love and dreams survived a Nazi death camp by Ann Markham Walsh( Book )
    3 editions published between 2012 and 2016 in English and held by 13 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 life was simple, but it gave them the strength and the courage to survive the unspeakable atrocities of Sobibor, one of Hitler's most efficient Death Camps." --
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Alternative Names
Camp de concentration Sobibór, Pologne
KZ Sobibor
Sobibór (Pologne)
Sobibur (Concentration camp)
Sobibur (koncentrační tábor)
SS-Sonderkommando Sobibór
SS-Zonderkommando Sobibur
Vernichtungslager Sobibór
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