Being interested in the holocaust from a young age,and having traveled through Poland in the early eighties I got this out of interest. Arkin and Hauer soon work together among other prisoners to devise a way to escape, originally planning an escape that involved only a dozen men but they eventually decided it had to be the entire camp population of 600, or else the 600 people left there would most likely be slaughtered. There will be no more escape attempts in this camp. On October 14, 1943 about 150 inmates broke out in a desperate riot. The escape forced the Nazis to close the death camp, dismantling it and planting a forest. The film is full of suspense and based on a true story that happened at Sobibor, which was the biggest camp escape during the war. Of the 600 inmates in the camp, roughly 300 escaped, although most were later re-captured and killed.
Thirteen other prisoners, no doubt inspired by their idiotic example, also tried to escape. Now, the braver than brilliant aviatrix is on her way to the dangerous destination and find out what happened. Victims were brought to the camp in unventilated transports , and all but a handful were gassed after arrival , the gas chambers could accommodate hundred prisoners at one time , most of their corpses were burned in open pits. The movie stands as a tribute to the bravery of the prisoners, highlighting that even in the most oppressive and ugly of times, the human spirit prevails. Sobibor along with Treblinka and Belzec , was evacuated in the fall of 1943. Amazing to think it was done for television and not cinema. The film was well realized by Jack Gold developing compellingly the historical recreation of the escape from the Nazi Death Camp Sobibor.
The young and the old. On October 14, 1943, members of the camp's underground resistance succeeded in covertly killing eleven German officers and a number of Ukrainian guards. I jst finished watching this and, to be honest, I have a hard time keeping the tear out of my eyes. It was dismantled, bulldozed under the earth, and planted over with trees to cover it up. Of the 600 prisoners held at the camp, half of them escaped.
The ending is both shattering and uplifting. It is both painful to watch as a reminder of the history of the German-agenda during Hitler's reign as well as inspiring for eventual freedom achieved. I also remember how one man told a woman to say she had some kind of skill. How young children either lost their families or lost their lives. There was some minor industrial activity linked to the war effort but the main work was the execution of inmates. However, because the Germans would kill an equal number of others whenever a group attempted to escape, the captives knew that if ever an escape was tried, all 600 prisoners in the camp would have to be included. We see horrors , murders , massacres against the prisoners.
Lets not forget the many lives that were taken in those times. And therein lies the story, with the film being based on a factual account of what then. Indeed, to have such a mass escape could only mean that the Ukrainian guards and Germain officers would have to be killed, which many of the Jews felt simply reduced themselves to no better than their captors. I think this is the best holicaust movie I have ever seen. I can remember a lot of the movie but I can't remember any of schiendler's List. Of the 600 inmates in the camp, roughly 300 escaped, although all but 50 — 70 were later re-captured and killed.
First of all may I ask who is Rutgeur Hauer? Hans van Weezel This movie is passable, but I can't say it's great, because it gives a somwewhat false impression of how things went in the camps. . Dare the perils of a volcanic isle to rescue a missing father in Escape from Thunder Island, a light-hearted yet thrilling adventure. It really made me think about the hardships and pain that those people went through. However, nearly all were ultimately recaptured ; only about 60 people survived.
It is one of the best films produced for television that I have seen. In fact it has that real life documentary feel to the story. However, because the Germans would kill an equal number of others whenever a group attempted to escape, the captives knew that if ever an escape was tried, all 600 prisoners in the camp would have to be included. When the fancy cruise ship youd-deOaore on starts sinking, itd-deOaos a fight to stay alive. One part of the movie I remember vividly is when a child got scared and ran away from the other people. Even more so knowing the outcome of some of the lives.
But those who were its captives, the Jewish laborers that had been spared from the ovens, knew that they were on borrowed time and that their only hope was to escape. Written by Quotes : This morning, two prisoners escaped from North Camp. Further more I liked this film and hope there will be more. The picture is based on real events , these are the followings : Sobibór , Chelmno , Belzec and Treblinka were four large death camps in the Lublin district of Poland transformed into extermination centers to implement the policy of genocide thought at the Wannsee Conference. On the whole the acting is exceptional, and by that I mean one forgets the actor and sees only the person as real. But those who were its captives, the Jewish laborers that had been spared from the ovens, knew that they were on borrowed time and that their only hope was to escape. Its a very said part of history but the ones who were killed and the ones who survived should never be forgotten.
Most satisfying to have seen it before Rutger got semi-famous. But it also represents the testimony of a people and their dignity, and a triumph for all of humanity. Sobibór was an extermination camp of killing center of Jews including children and located near the Bug River on the border of the German occupied eastern territories. Use your wits to find shelter, avert pirates, escape from the natives, and signal civilization to organize your rescue in Escape from Lost Island. It's better to be considered a donkey then to open your mouth and prove it. The historical recreation of the escape from the Nazi Death Camp Sobibor, where approximately one-quarter million Jews were executed.