By Philip "Fiszel" Bialowitz,Wladyslaw Bartoszewski
A Promise at Sobibór is the tale of Fiszel Bialowitz, a teenaged Polish Jew who escaped the Nazi gasoline 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 function was once effective mass homicide. On October 14, 1943, nearly half the 650 or so prisoners nonetheless alive at Sobibór undertook a bold and accurately deliberate riot, killing SS officials and fleeing via minefields and machine-gun hearth into the encircling forests, farms, and cities. basically approximately forty-two of them, together with Fiszel, are identified 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 viewpoint of his personal boyhood, from his youth prior to the struggle 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 through 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 insurrection at Sobibór, Sasha Perchersky and Leon Feldhendler, implored fellow prisoners to vow that anybody who survived might inform the tale of Sobibór: not only of the bad atrocities dedicated there, yet of the braveness and humanity of these who fought again. Bialowitz has saved 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