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The Jewish Resistance And Revolt in Sobibor

Student Sean Coffey
Faculty Mentor(s)
Department History
Course History 460: Senior Project Seminar


In the summer 1943, the inmates at the death camp known as Sobibor began to organize with the intent of escaping. The brutalities which the Jews were surrounded by increased the desire to rebel. When the Jews were under the conviction of death, they decided to finally escape. In the late afternoon of the October 14th the Jews killed many of the guards and the SS officers which. They broke down the surrounding fences and fled from the camp site. Soon after the insurrection, the Germans leveled the camp and attempted to cover up the site from discovery.

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