By Philip "Fiszel" Bialowitz,Wladyslaw Bartoszewski
A Promise at Sobibór is the tale of Fiszel Bialowitz, a teenaged Polish Jew who escaped the Nazi fuel chambers. among April 1942 and October 1943, approximately 250,000 Jews from ecu international locations and the Soviet Union have been despatched to the Nazi dying camp at Sobibór in occupied Poland. Sobibór used to be now not a transit camp or paintings camp: its sole goal used to be effective mass homicide. On October 14, 1943, nearly half the 650 or so prisoners nonetheless alive at Sobibór undertook a bold and accurately deliberate insurrection, killing SS officials and fleeing via minefields and machine-gun fireplace into the encompassing forests, farms, and cities. simply approximately forty-two of them, together with Fiszel, are recognized to have survived to the top of the war.
Philip (Fiszel) Bialowitz, now an American citizen, tells his eyewitness tale right here within the real-time point of view of his personal boyhood, from his formative years earlier than the conflict and his internment within the brutal Izbica ghetto to his harrowing six months at Sobibór—including his involvement within the rebellion and determined mass escape—and his rescue via brave Polish farmers. He additionally recounts the demanding situations of lifestyles following the warfare as a teenaged displaced individual, and his eventual efforts as a witness to the reality of the Holocaust.
In 1943 the heroic leaders of the rebellion at Sobibór, Sasha Perchersky and Leon Feldhendler, implored fellow prisoners to vow that anybody who survived may inform the tale of Sobibór: not only of the terrible atrocities dedicated there, yet of the braveness and humanity of these who fought again. Bialowitz has stored that promise.
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A Promise at Sobibor: A Jewish Boy's Story of Revolt and Survival in Nazi-Occupied Poland by Philip "Fiszel" Bialowitz,Wladyslaw Bartoszewski