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Tell the world : the story of the Sobibor revolt

Author: Shaindy Perl
Publisher: Lakewood, NJ : Israel Bookshop, ©2004.
Edition/Format:   Print book : Biography : English
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A biography of Esther Terner Raab, who was born in Chełm, Poland, in 1922. Her father was killed shortly after the Nazi occupation in 1939; she, her mother, and her brother fled to Siedlce in 1940, where they were interned in the ghetto. Her mother was killed after the liquidation of the ghetto in 1942; Raab and her brother were sent briefly to the Staw-Nowosioka labor camp, and then she was sent to Sobibór, where  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Biographies
Personal narratives
Biography
Named Person: Esther Raab
Material Type: Biography
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Shaindy Perl
ISBN: 1931681511 9781931681513
OCLC Number: 55214457
Description: 253 pages : illustrations, facsimiles, portraits ; 24 cm
Responsibility: Shaindy Perl.

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A biography of Esther Terner Raab, who was born in Chełm, Poland, in 1922. Her father was killed shortly after the Nazi occupation in 1939; she, her mother, and her brother fled to Siedlce in 1940, where they were interned in the ghetto. Her mother was killed after the liquidation of the ghetto in 1942; Raab and her brother were sent briefly to the Staw-Nowosioka labor camp, and then she was sent to Sobibór, where she was one of a small number of Jews chosen to work. Ca. 250,000 Jews were killed at Sobibór in 1942-43. In October 1943, Raab's cousin, Leon Feldhendler, organized a revolt with the help of a Jewish Russian POW, Aleksandr (Sasha) Pecherskii. Several Nazi officers were killed and 300 Jews escaped. Raab and two other inmates fled to a farm in Janów and were hidden by a family friend, Stefan Marcyniuk. There she found her brother, and the four survived in hiding until the liberation in June 1944. Only 48 Sobibór inmates survived. Leon Feldhendler joined a group of communist partisans, but was shot by an antisemitic Pole on a street in Lublin in 1944. Raab married in 1946; she emigrated to the U.S. in 1950. Between 1950-83 she testified at trials of several Sobibór war criminals in Germany. She speaks at American schools and is the subject of a play by Richard Rashke, "Dear Esther".

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