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Escape from Sobibor (TV Movie 1987) Poster

(1987 TV Movie)

Goofs

Character error 

In the death shower scene where a large number of naked women were led to the chambers, one of them could be seen keeping her bra and panties on.
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Continuity 

During the serving scene Frenzel fires his gun ordering everyone back to work, and Sasha mops his face which is dripping with water. But beforehand, when Sasha glared at Frenzel who was pointing his gun at this head, his face was dry.
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The head SS-Sergeant is referred to as a "Hauptscharführer," however he wears the insignia of a "Sturmscharführer" which is one rank higher.
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When Sasha moves in to help the man dishing out food who was beaten, an SS officer points a luger at him but in the next scene when he fires in the air and tells everyone to go to work he is holding a Walther P-38.
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Crew or equipment visible 

At 1:12;42 a white camera can be clearly seen behind the Russian soldiers.
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Factual errors 

At one point in the movie, Sasha says that he has a wife and daughter. He actually met his future wife after he escaped the camp and rejoined the Soviet Army.
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Shlomo Szmajzner actually had three "brothers" that he requested be kept with him (his real brother, his cousin, and his nephew).
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The railway siding at Sobibor had a platform specially built for unloading of prisoners, not an empty stretch of railway line as depicted in the film.
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Several scenes show smoke from the burning of corpses, but corpses at Sobibor were disposed of in mass graves. At some camps the Germans had the graves exhumed and the bodies burnt to dispose of them. At Sobibor that only happened after the uprising, when Heinrich Himmler ordered the camp be closed down, the buildings demolished and trees planted over the area.
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Revealing mistakes 

During the run through the minefield, one "mine" goes off without anyone touching it, revealing it to be a remote-detonated charge.
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