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09.10.2018

75th anniversary of the prisoners’ uprising at the German Nazi death camp in Sobibór

On 14 October 1943, the uprising broke out in the German Nazi death camp in Sobibór. It was one of the most remarkable acts of Jewish resistance during WW2, next to the rising in the Warsaw ghetto and the revolt in the Treblinka death camp. The ceremony commemorating the uprising is held on Sunday, 14 October, at 12.00 at the Museum and Memorial Site in Sobibór. German Nazi Death Camp (1942–1943). Branch of the State Museum at Majdanek.

During the ceremony the Commander’s Cross of the Order of Polonia Restituta will be posthumously awarded to Lejba (Leon) Felhendler, one of the two leaders of the uprising at the camp (read more below).

The program (details below) includes official speeches, ecumenical prayer for the murdered as well as laying wreaths and lighting candles. Following the official part, the exhibition “Recovered from the Ashes” presenting relics found during archaeological works in the area of the former German Nazi death camp in Sobibór will be presented. As part of the celebrations we have also prepared an album "Recovered from the Ashes. Personal Belongings of the Victims of the German Death Camp in Sobibór" comprising 100 photographs of artifacts with their catalog descriptions.

Journalists and media professionals require accreditation to access the ceremony of the 75th anniversary of the prisoners’ uprising at the German Nazi death camp in Sobibór. For more information visit http://www.majdanek.eu/en/page/dla_mediow/52

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