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ESCAPE FROM A NAZI DEATH CAMP

Wednesday, April 19, 2017, 10:00-11:00 p.m. ET

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Track the escape of 300 Jewish prisoners from Sobibor, the remote Nazi death camp in east Poland.

  • Airdate(s): 4/19/2017 - 10:00 - 11:00 PM
  • Original Broadcast: 5/20/14
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In east Poland, at Sobibor, the remote Nazi death camp, 300 Jewish prisoners staged a bloody break out. This film travels back to Sobibor with the last remaining survivors to reveal their extraordinary story of courage, desperation and determination. The film uses brutally honest drama-reconstruction and first-hand testimony to reveal the incredible escape story. The multi-layered plot unfolds like a movie — from the last-minute change to the escape plan forced by an unexpected arrival of a train load of SS soldiers, to the systematic luring of individual camp guards to separate locations and different deaths — yet every terrible and inspiring moment of the story is true.

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  • PBS Explores World War II’s Most Successful Prison Revolt in ESCAPE FROM A NAZI DEATH CAMP

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