Saturday, October 14, marked the 75th anniversary of the most successful revolt by prisoners during the Holocaust. It occurred at Sobibor, one of three Operation Reinhard death camps in Poland, where some 250,000 Jews were murdered during 1942 and 1943. In spite of the significance of what occurred at Sobibor, the courageous actions of the
Tom Blatt was such a force of nature that it seemed unimaginable that there would ever be a time when he would not be with us. Tom spent virtually his entire life fighting–first for survival and then, after the Holocaust, for memory and justice. One of the few survivors of Sobibor, the death camp in
Last week, media around the world reported on the unearthing of the foundations of the Sobibór gas chambers. The discovery is part of an ongoing archaeological project conducted by Yad Vashem’s International Institute for Holocaust Research, the German-Polish Foundation and the Majdanek State Museum.