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Escape from Sobibor Information

Escape from Sobibor is a 1987 British made-for-TV film which aired on CBS. It is the story of the mass escape from the extermination camp at Sobibor, the most successful uprising by Jewish prisoners of German extermination camps (uprisings also took place at Auschwitz and Treblinka). The film was directed by Jack Gold and shot in Avala, Yugoslavia (now Serbia).

On October 14, 1943, members of the camp's underground resistance succeeded in covertly killing eleven German officers and a number of Ukrainian guards. Of the 600 inmates in the camp, roughly 300 escaped, although most were later re-captured and killed. The escape forced the Nazis to close the death camp. They dismantled it, bulldozed the earth, and planted trees to cover it up.

The screenplay was based on the book of the same name written by the American author, Richard Rashke. Alan Arkin, Joanna Pacu?a and Rutger Hauer were the primary stars of the film. Hauer received a Golden Globe Award for Best Actor in a Supporting Role (Television). Thomas Blatt, a camp survivor who had assisted Rashke with his book, served as a technical consultant.

Cast

In credits order.

  • Alan Arkin as Leon Feldhendler
  • Joanna Pacu?a as Luka (Gertrude Poppert-Schonborn)
  • Rutger Hauer as Lieutenant Aleksandr 'Sasha' Pechersky
  • Hartmut Becker as SS-Hauptscharführer Gustav Wagner
  • Jack Shepherd as Itzhak Lichtman
  • Emil Wolk as Samuel
  • Simon Gregor as Stanislaw 'Shlomo' Szmajzner
  • Linal Haft as Kapo Porchek
  • Jason Norman as Thomas 'Toivi' Blatt
  • Robert Gwilym as Chaim Engel
  • Eli Nathenson as Moses Szmajzner
  • Kurt Raab as SS-Oberscharführer Karl Frenzel
  • Eric Caspar as SS-Hauptsturmführer Franz Reichleitner
  • Hugo Bower as SS-Oberscharführer Rudolf Beckmann
  • Klaus Grünberg as SS-Oberscharführer Erich Bauer
  • Wolfgang Bathke as SS-Unterscharführer Hurst
  • Henning Gissel as SS-Unterscharführer Fallaster
  • Henry Stolow as SS-Untersturmführer Johann Niemann
  • Ullrich Haupt as SS-Unterscharführer Josef Wolf
  • Patti Love as Eda
  • Judith Sharp as Bajle Sobol
  • Ellis Van Maarseveen as Selma Wijnberg
  • David Miller as Mundek
  • Jack Chissick as Hershel Zuckerman
  • Ned Vukovic as Morris
  • Sara Sugarman as Naomi
  • Peter Jonfield as Kapo Sturm
  • Dijana Kr?ani? as Esther Terner
  • Irfan Mensur as Kalimali
  • Zoran Stojiljkovi? as Boris
  • Svetolik Nika?evi? as Old Man
  • Mi?a Janketi? as Oberkapo Berliner
  • Dejan ?avi? as Kapo Spitz
  • Zlatan Fazlagi? as Weiss
  • Predrag Milinkovi? as Kapo Jacob
  • Bozidar Pavi?evi? as SS-Sturmmann Ivan Klatt
  • Howard K. Smith as Narrator

See also

  • List of films in the public domain
  • List of Holocaust films
  • The Grey Zone (2001), movie about the uprising in Auschwitz-Birkenau



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