In 1987, Escape from Sobibor was produced based on the real story of how Jewish prisoners of war engineered their prison break from a Nazi concentration camp against all odds. Their true-to-life tale, along with countless other stories, inspired generations thereafter never to indulge in the horrors of war.
During the Second World War, the Nazi regime created six “Death Camps” (extermination centres) in Eastern Poland. One of these was Sobibor. While other concentration camps were mainly labour or punishment camps, these extermination centres had only one purpose — to quickly kill as many Jews as possible. A small group of prisoners were kept alive to work the camp under control of the Nazis. The film chronicles their struggle for freedom from oppression and certain death. Continue reading