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14 October 2016

Today is the anniversary of the Sobibor Extermination Camp Uprising: Sobibor was a death camp in eastern Poland where 250,000+ Jewish souls perished. Jewish slave laborers at the Sobibor Death Camp plotted and carried out an attack on the Nazi S.S. and Ukrainian guards at the camp, killing many. During the revolt of 14 October 1943, about 600 prisoners tried to escape; about half succeeded in crossing the fence, of whom around 50 evaded capture, most joined Jewish partisan units to fight against the Nazis. Shortly after the revolt, the Germans closed the extermination camp, bulldozed the earth, and planted it over with pine trees to conceal its location to hide their failure. Today there is a small museum marking the camp well as a historic synagogue in the nearby town of Wlodawa.


Today is the anniversary of the Sobibor Extermination Camp Uprising: Sobibor was a death camp in eastern Poland where 250,000+ Jewish souls perished. Jewish slave laborers at the Sobibor Death Camp plotted and carried out an attack on the Nazi S.S. and Ukrainian guards at the camp, killing many. During the revolt of 14 October 1943, about 600 prisoners tried to escape; about half succeeded in crossing the fence, of whom around 50 evaded capture, most joined Jewish partisan units to fight against the Nazis. Shortly after the revolt, the Germans closed the extermination camp, bulldozed the earth, and planted it over with pine trees to conceal its location to hide their failure. Today there is a small museum marking the camp well as a historic synagogue in the nearby town of Wlodawa. via DoubleTapper http://ift.tt/2dOLLwH

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