A Promise at Sobibór: A Jewish Boy's Story of Revolt and Survival in Nazi-Occupied Poland [NOOK Book]

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This is the true story of Fiszel Bialowitz, a teenaged Polish Jew who in 1943 escaped the Nazi gas chambers at the Sobib?r death camp. He joined with his brother and a small group of prisoners to carry out a daring and precisely planned revolt that killed SS officers and allowed roughly half of the camp?s 650 remaining Jewish prisoners to flee through minefields and machine-gun fire into the surrounding forest. Only about forty-two of them, including Fiszel, are known to have ...
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A Promise at Sobibór: A Jewish Boy's Story of Revolt and Survival in Nazi-Occupied Poland

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Overview

This is the true story of Fiszel Bialowitz, a teenaged Polish Jew who in 1943 escaped the Nazi gas chambers at the Sobibór death camp. He joined with his brother and a small group of prisoners to carry out a daring and precisely planned revolt that killed SS officers and allowed roughly half of the camp’s 650 remaining Jewish prisoners to flee through minefields and machine-gun fire into the surrounding forest. Only about forty-two of them, including Fiszel, are known to have survived to the end of the war.
    Philip (Fiszel) Bialowitz, now an American citizen, relates his eyewitness story in “realtime” perspective, from his childhood before the war to his life in the Izbica ghetto, his six months of internment and resistance at Sobibór, and his rescue by courageous Polish farmers. He also recounts the challenges of life following the war as a displaced teenager and his eventual efforts as a witness to the truth of the Holocaust.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780299248031
  • Publisher: University of Wisconsin Press
  • Publication date: 11/30/2010
  • Sold by: Barnes & Noble
  • Format: eBook
  • Pages: 196
  • Sales rank: 223,245
  • File size: 5 MB

Meet the Author

Philip (Fiszel) Bialowitz is a retired jeweler who has spoken in North America and Europe about his experience at Sobibór, including testifying at war crimes trials, most recently at the 2010 German trial of John Demjanjuk. He lives in New York. Joseph Bialowitz is Philip’s son and is an environmental manager and Holocaust lecturer who lives in California.
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Table of Contents

Foreword by Wladyslaw Bartoszewski
Preface
Introduction by Joseph Bialowitz
1 Before War
2 War Begins
3 The Rosenbergers
4 Fritz
5 Summer 1942
6 Fall 1942
7 November 1942 to April 1943
8 Life in Sobibór
9 Planning Vengeance
10 Escape from Sobibór
11 New Dangers
12 Liberation and Victory
13 Life as a Displaced Person
14 Resettling in the United States
Epilogue: Life after Sobibór
Notes

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  • Anonymous

    Posted August 27, 2012

    Amazing story

    This story is amazing and heart braking..brings to life what these poor people endoured and their amazing spirit to live...may the parished soles rest in peace..

    0 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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