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The only movie missing from Holocaust 'season' is "Escape from Sobibor" - I wonder why?
Posted by SueC
on January 30, 2023, 12:30 am
Lots of films on TV this week with a WW2 Holocaust theme with one notable exception - the excellent "Escape from Sobibor". If you don't know the film, try and catch it when it eventually reappears. Its low-key documentary style tells the story of the mass escape from Sobibor Concentration Camp after an armed uprising led by a Russian POW and a Polish tailor. Although made in the Cold War years of the 1980's, it had no trouble acknowledging its Russian hero. Such a film couldn't be made today for the same reason that it's missing from the Holocaust season - it told the truth about the Camp's Ukrainian prison guards who generally out-Nazi'd the German version.