Escape from Sobibor

  • by Richard Rashke
  • Narrated by Robert Blumenfeld
  • 14 hrs and 6 mins
  • Unabridged Audiobook

Publisher's Summary

On October 14, 1943, 600 Jews imprisoned in Sobibor, a secret Nazi death camp in eastern Poland, revolted. They killed a dozen SS officers and guards, trampled the barbed wire fences, and raced across an open field filled with anti-tank mines. Against all odds, more than three hundred made it safely into the woods. Fifty of those men and women managed to survive the rest of the war.
In this edition of Escape from Sobibor, fully updated in 2012, Richard Rashke tells their stories, based on his interviews with 18 of the survivors. It vividly describes the biggest prisoner escape of World War II. A story of unimaginable cruelty. A story of courage and a fierce desire to live and to tell the world what truly went on behind those barbed wire fences.


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Let down by the narration.

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This was really let down by the narration. There seemed to be no change in the rhythm, intonation, pacing, or style. It was as thought the narrator was detached from the story and just reading it as fast as he could so that he could pick up his paycheck. It really made me switch off from the book.

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- John Burns

Escape From Sobibor

Excellent book. Not just about the escape, also some other important, relevant stories .

Any book covering the Holocaust is going to leave a bad taste in the readers mouth, quite rightly so.

I've read a few books on this subject matter and each time, I come away with more questions than answers? Not because the researchers have done a poor job, but because they open my eyes to the bigger picture, which is just as disturbing. Each book leaves me feeling, that lessons have not been learnt from this tragic and disgraceful event?

It is an absorbing read and one I had to follow to its conclusion.

The narrator does a good job on the whole.

I came to this book on the strength of the film, also of the same title.
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- Scott

Book Details

  • Release Date: 10-06-2014
  • Publisher: Audible Studios