The film was shot based on real events that occurred during the Second World War in the Nazi death camp Sobibor, in Poland. The film shows how, in just three weeks, together with a group of Soviet prisoners of war, Alexander Aronovich Pechersky, a lieutenant of the Soviet army, who was captured and imprisoned in the camp, managed to plan and carry out an unprecedented, successful uprising of prisoners from various European countries. On October 14th, 1943, about three hundred prisoners escaped from the camp, but most of them later died. All the prisoners who remained in Sobibor were killed, and the camp itself was soon destroyed.
“We hope that the film will inspire the audience to learn more about the history of the heroic successful uprising of Sobibor concentration camp prisoners, which became a unique event in the history of the Second World War,” – said EAJC President Mikhail Mirilashvili.
The film “Sobibor” became the directorial debut of the famous Russian actor Konstantin Khabensky, who also played the main role – a Soviet officer, a Jew, Alexander Pechersky.
The Euro-Asian Jewish Congress provided financial support to the Pechersky Foundation to promote and expand the international presentation of the film “Sobibor”, which has been released on May 3rd, 2018.