His memoir From the Ashes of Sobibor: A Story of Survival tells of a boy thrust into an extermination camp in which at least Jews perished. Source for. He found a diary that had been kept up to the arrival in Sobibor. revolt () and From the ashes of Sobibor: a story of survival (). Blatt tells of the chilling events that led to his deportation to Sobibor, of his separation From the Ashes of Sobibor also includes a moving interview with Karl.

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Another amazing story, and it’s just unbelievable to read how he managed to survive. Thank you for using the catalog. Be the first to add this to a list. This is a page turner, a tear jerker and a highly suspenseful book. These are soldiers who are not This is a page turner, a tear jerker and a highly suspenseful book. The author tells his powerful and unbelievable account of how frlm survived this death camp at only 15 years of ageand after he survived a planned escape, how he managed to continue to stay alive.

As always, I’m a little skeptic, but even if half of his choices are true, then my God, how did this person survive?

From the Ashes of Sobibor

Upon arrival at Sobibor, Blatt wills the Nazi officer to select him to live. Blatt served as a technical adviser on the film. I’ve never heard of Sobibor and especially not of Jews revolting there.

There are no discussion topics on this book yet. Truthfully, I want everyone to read this book. Sobibor, the Forgotten Revolt: The population of the town was 90 percent Jewish at the time according to the Holocaust Encyclopedia.

There’s og story of the knitters whose lives were saved because they could knit – they were tasked with repurposing the sweaters, socks, etc. Blatt’s tale of escape, and of the five horrifying years spent eluding both the Nazis and later anti-Semitic Polish nationalists, is a firsthand account of one of the most terrifying and savage events of human history.


Thomas Blatt – Wikipedia

Cite this article Pick a style below, and copy the text for your bibliography. Books by Thomas Toivi Blatt. Archived from the original on July 1, — via Internet Archive: That’s what this book is like, the voices of the past reaching out to us, to be remembered We knew that we were in an extermination camp and death was our destiny.

Paperbackpages. More than half of the victims of the genocide were Polish Jews. Blatt was captured, jailed, and then hospitalized, nearly dying of typhus before finally returning home. He and his family lived in the largely Jewish town of Izbica in the Lublin district of Poland – a district that was to become the site of three of the six major Nazi extermination camps: We were unable to find this edition in any bookshop we ashez able to search.

Read the interview “Die Kugel blieb in meinem Kiefer stecken”. One of them ended like this: While fleeing the SS he was betrayed by a farmer who was hiding him, resulting awhes a gunshot injury to the jaw.

Dec 04, Neeta rated it it was amazing Shelves: Dec 12, Saraelizabeth rated it really liked it. May 08, Kathleen rated it liked it Shelves: In order to set up a list of libraries that you have access to, you must first login or sign up.

Jan 07, Robin Moore rated it it was amazing. I can still hear his voice. The rest are sent immediately to the gas chambers. I would like to describe this book plainly as haunting and chilling, but it is so much more than that. The book by Rashke was adapted into the award-winning television film, Escape from Sobibor. Retrieved 19 September His like so many others is a sad story of so many family members that perished during The Holocaust.


From the Ashes of Sobibor: Blatt’s tale of escape, and of the five harrowing years spent eluding both the Nazis and anti-Semitic Polish nationalists, is gripping account of resilience and survival.

The recollections of Blatt, a survivor of the extermination camp Sobibor, in Poland, where Jews staged a successful revolt, addresses these questions in a frank and gripping narrative. Published June 25th by Northwestern University Press. Login to add to list.

This edition also includes the author’s interview with Karl Frenzel, a former Nazi commandant at Sobibor. Tammie Higgins rated it it was amazing Dec teh, Notes Includes bibliographical references. Among the prisoners from the Soviet Union were also Jewish Red Army prisoners of war, and the members of the underground committee, who lacked all military training, placed their hope in them.

Perhaps the most frightening, and dispiriting, part of Blatt’s account is how Christian Poles at times robbed, terrorized, or even murdered Jewish fugitives, such as the Sobibor escapees. Belzec, Sobibor, and Majdanek. Jul 03, Sharon rated it it was amazing. Why, it is wondered, did they let their families go to their deaths so easily?

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