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Holocaust Survivors Recall the Sobibor Uprising

On October 14, 1943, approximately 600 prisoners attempted to escape from the Sobibor extermination camp on the outskirts of Sobibor, Poland. Of the 600 who revolted, around half were able to escape and fifty of those were able to avoid being recaptured. In this video, survivors of the Sobibor camp discuss their participation in the uprising. One survivor, Chaim Engel, recalls having to kill a German soldier in order for the plan to work: “Someone gave me from the warehouse a kitchen knife, and I went together with the other fellow and went in and we killed the German and I jabbed him with the knife and I say ‘This is for my father, for my brother, for all the Jews that you killed.’ And we killed him.”

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Submitted by: Ilana Faber
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