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Escape from Sobibor (1987)

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TV Movie | 143 min | Drama, History, War

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 ...See moreDuring 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 happened at that Sobibor prison. Written by BOB STEBBINS See less
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Thomas 'Toivi' Blatt (manuscript "From the Ashes of Sobibor") (as Thomas Blatt) | Richard Rashke (book) | Reginald Rose (teleplay) | Stanislaw 'Shlomo' Szmajzner (book "Inferno in Sobibor") (as Stanislaw Szmajzner)
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Ernest Vincze (as Ernie Vincze)
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Updated Apr 12, 1987

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Apr 12, 1987 (United States)

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Alan Arkin
Leon Feldhendler Leon Feldhendler   See fewer
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Rutger Hauer
Alexander 'Sasha' Pechersky Alexander 'Sasha' Pechersky   See fewer
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Hartmut Becker
Sgt. Gustav Wagner Sgt. Gustav Wagner   See fewer
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Jack Shepherd
Itzhak Lichtman Itzhak Lichtman   See fewer
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Emil Wolk
Samuel Samuel   See fewer
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Simon Gregor
Shlomo Shlomo   See fewer
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Linal Haft
Oberkapo Porchek Oberkapo Porchek   See fewer
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Jason Norman
Toivi Blatt Toivi Blatt   See fewer
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Robert Gwilym
Chaim Engel Chaim Engel   See fewer
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Eli Nathenson
Moses Szmajzner Moses Szmajzner   See fewer
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Kurt Raab
Sgt. Frenzel Sgt. Frenzel   See fewer
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Eric P. Caspar
Capt. Franz Reichleitner Capt. Franz Reichleitner   See fewer
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Hugo Bower
Sgt. Beckmann Sgt. Beckmann   See fewer
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Klaus Grünberg
Sgt. Bauer (as Klaus Grunberg) Sgt. Bauer (as Klaus Grunberg)   See fewer
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Wolfgang Bathke
Sgt. Hurst Sgt. Hurst   See fewer
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Henning Gissel
Sgt. Fallaster Sgt. Fallaster   See fewer
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Henry Stolow
Lt. Niemann Lt. Niemann   See fewer
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Ullrich Haupt
Sgt. Wolf Sgt. Wolf   See fewer
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David Miller
Mundek Mundek   See fewer
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Jack Chissick
Hershel Hershel   See fewer
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Ned Vukovic
Morris Morris   See fewer
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Peter Jonfield
Kapo Sturm Kapo Sturm   See fewer
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Irfan Mensur
Kalimali Kalimali   See fewer
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Mihailo 'Misa' Janketic
Kapo Berliner (as Misa Janketic) Kapo Berliner (as Misa Janketic)   See fewer
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Dejan Cavic
Kapo Spitz Kapo Spitz   See fewer
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Predrag Milinkovic
Kapo Jacob Kapo Jacob   See fewer
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Svetislav 'Bule' Goncic
Gardener (as Svetislav Goncic) Gardener (as Svetislav Goncic)   See fewer
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Howard K. Smith
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Jelena Zigon
Shlomo's Mother (uncredited) Shlomo's Mother (uncredited)   See fewer
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7.5 / 10 | 7,031 votes