Escape from a Nazi Death Camp

Escape from a Nazi Death Camp

Tue, 04/14/2015 - 9:00pm

Pictured: Philip Bialowitz, joined by other Sobibor escapees in Lubin 1944

Credit: Courtesy of Philip Bialowitz

October 14, 2013 was the 70th anniversary of an event that shook the Nazi party to its core. In east Poland, at Sobibor, the remote Nazi death camp, 300 Jewish prisoners staged a bloody break out. Escape from a Nazi Death Camp, airing Tuesday, April 14, 2015 at 9 p.m. on WXXI-TV, 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 this story is true.