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Sobibor Interviews 1983-1984, interview 02, Alexander 'Sasja' Pechersky

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Jules Schelvis; NIOD Institute for War, Holocaust and Genocide Studies; (): Sobibor Interviews 1983-1984, interview 02, Alexander 'Sasja' Pechersky. DANS. https://doi.org/10.17026/dans-28g-f6tb

1983-1984 Jules Schelvis; NIOD Institute for War, Holocaust and Genocide Studies; 10.17026/dans-28g-f6tb

Interview with Alexander 'Sasja' Pechersky (Kremenchuk, 22 February 1909). Pechersky was a lieutenant in the Red Army, was taken prisoner in the autumn of 1941. When a medical examination revealed he was Jewish, he was transported to Sobibor on 22 September 1943. Over a period of three weeks he drew up a detailed plan to escape from the camp with all the prisoners. About his captivity and his part in the uprising he said: 'It is not just a memory, I live it'.

Before the war Alexander Pechersky was an organization expert with a great love of the theatre and music. He was married and had a daughter when he enlisted in the army. In January 1990 he died in his hometown of Rostov-on-Don.

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