Escape From Sobibor

Synopsis: During WWII, the death camp at Treblinka had an escape, causing the Commandant at a similar camp in Sobibor to vow that his camp would never experience the same thing. But those who were its captives, the Jewish laborers that had been spared from the ovens, knew that they were on borrowed time and that their only hope was to escape... the only question was how to do it. However, because the Germans would kill an equal number of others whenever a group attempted to escape, the captives knew that if ever an escape was tried, all 600 prisoners in the camp would have to be included... logistically precluding any ideas about tunnels or sneak breakouts. Indeed, to have such a mass escape could only mean that the Ukrainian guards and Germain officers would have to be killed, which many of the Jews felt simply reduced themselves to no better than their captors... thus making it a struggle of conscience. And therein lies the story, with the film being based on a factual account of what then hap
Genre: Drama, History, War
Director(s): Jack Gold
Production: Live Home Video
  Won 2 Golden Globes. Another 1 win & 6 nominations.
143 min

- I did alterations.

- Good, step forward.

- I am a seamstress.

- Step forward.

- Are there any first class

shoemakers? Any tailors?

- I am a shoemaker, sir.

- The best.

- Step forward.

- Qualified seamstresses?

- Here, sir. I am a seamstress.

- Is this your son? -

Yes. - No, can't use you.

- I am a seamstress.

- Step forward.

- I need experienced

shoemakers. Any tailors?

- Sir, I am a goldsmith.

See, I made that.

These are my tools, sir.

Alright, step forward.

And Sir, my brother...

He's a goldsmith too.

He helps me. We can

make jewellery, anything.

Alright, step forward.

- Sir, what about our father?

- Never mind him. Stay here, I'll be back.

- Any tailors?

- I'm a tailor, sir.

- From where?

- Bialystock, sir. Very experienced. See?

Alright, step forward.

Any more?

Women and children!

Follow me!

Men and boys!


- Did you come here with your husband?

- No, I'm not married.

- My name is Bajle.

- I'm Luka.

I'm Naomi. My husband is fighting

with the partisans.

Come on!

Hurry up!

Get in!

I'm Samuel.

Welcome. I am Itzhak.

We work here for the SS and

their Ukrainian guards

- How did you know I was a shoemaker?

- I didn't.

- But what if I'd been a

shopkeeper, or something?

- I'd have taught you.

- It happens here all the time.

- So why did you tell me to volunteer?

Because you like someone I could get

along with and that's important in Sobibor.

Where do you come from?

Come, come!

Come in! Come.

Wait over there!

- What do we do now?

- He said to wait.

Someone will tell us.

They can't allow babies in here.

Help me...


Stay in there. Don't leave for any reason.

That's sergeant Wagner's orders. Understand?

Look! Way over there.

Looks like a fire. I wonder what it is.

If it looks like a fire, then it

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