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 ... See full summary »
Set during World War II, a story seen through the innocent eyes of Bruno, the eight-year-old son of the commandant at a concentration camp, whose forbidden friendship with a Jewish boy on the other side of the camp fence has startling and unexpected consequences.
Zac Mattoon O'Brien,
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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 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 ... Written by
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Sgt. Gustav Wagner:
This morning, two prisoners escaped from North Camp. Thirteen other prisoners, no doubt inspired by their idiotic example, also tried to escape. If any of you would like to cheer, go right ahead. There will be no more escape attempts in this camp. I'll repeat that. THERE WILL BE NO MORE ESCAPE ATTEMPTS IN THIS CAMP!!
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Good television movie about the famous breakout from horrible concentration camp
This excellent TV movie deals about extermination center Sobibór and
the subsequent escape led by Alan Arkin and Rutger Hauer . We see the
horrors,murders,massacres against the prisoners.Thus,when the incoming
transports ,mostly Jews, SS soldiers made instant decisions,those who
were fit to labors were sent into the camp,others including the
children ,were dispatched immediately to the gas chambers.The movie
gets a breathtaking and exciting getaway with a sensible score by
George Delerue. The film is well realized by Jack Gold.
The picture is based on real events,these are the following :
Sobibór,Chelmno,Belzec and Treblinka were four large death camps in the
Lublin district of Poland transformed into extermination centers to
implement the policy of genocide thought at the Wannsee Conference.
Sobibór was an extermination camp of killing center of Jews including
children and located near the Bug River on the border of the German
occupied eastern territories .Some 35.000 Dutch Jews,originally
assigned to Auschwitz were sent to Sobibór.All four camps were under
the command of SS Odilo Globocnick.There was some minor industrial
activity linked to the war effort but the main work was the execution
of inmates.Victims were brought to the camp in unventilated transports,
and all but a handful were gassed after arrival,the gas chambers could
accommodate hundred prisoners at one time,most of
their corpses were burned in open pits.On October 14,1943 about 150
inmates broke out in a desperate riot.Sorbibor along with Treblinka and
Belzec,was evacuated in the fall of 1943.
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