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30 Sep 1941

Photo(s) dated 30 Sep 1941
Aerial photo of Sobibór, occupied Poland, 30 Sep 1941; photo taken by German Luftwaffe personnel
1 Mar 1942

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17 Mar 1942

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28 Apr 1942

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16 May 1942

Poland
1 Sep 1942

Poland
14 Oct 1943

Poland
  • Prisoners at Sobibór concentration camp in occupied Poland, led by Byelorussian Jew Alexander Pechersky, killed 11 SS officers and seized the armory. 158 prisoners were killed during this action. Of those who succeeded in escaping, 53 were killed outside the camp, and 107 were captured and executed. Only 58 avoided capture; many of them would join partisan units. ww2dbase [Discovery of Concentration Camps and the Holocaust | Sobibór Concentration Camp | Sobibór, Lublin | CPC]

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