Template:Infobox Film Escape from Sobibor is a made-for-TV film which aired in 1987 on CBS. It deals with the extermination camp at Sobibor, the site of the most successful uprising by Jewish prisoners of German extermination camps (there were two other uprisings, at Auschwitz and Treblinka). The film was directed by Jack Gold.

On October 14, 1943, members of the camp's underground resistance succeeded in covertly killing eleven SS officers and a number of Ukrainian guards. Of the 600 inmates in the camp, roughly 300 escaped, although most were later re-captured and killed. The escape forced the Nazis to close the death camp, dismantling it and planting a forest.

The screenplay was based on the book of the same name written by Richard Rashke. Alan Arkin, Joanna Pacula and Rutger Hauer were the primary stars of the film. After it was filmed at Avala, Yugoslavia, Rutger Hauer received a Golden Globe Award for Best Actor in a Supporting Role (Television).


Cast (in credits order) verified as complete

Alan Arkin ... Leon Feldhendler
Joanna Pacula ... Luka
Rutger Hauer ... Alexander 'Sasha' Pechersky
Hartmut Becker ... Sgt. Gustav Wagner
Jack Shepherd ... Itzhak Lichtman
Emil Wolk ... Samuel
Simon Gregor ... Stanislaw 'Shlomo' Szmajzner
Linal Haft ... Oberkapo Porchek
Jason Norman ... Thomas 'Toivi' Blatt
Robert Gwilym ... Chaim Engel
Eli Nathenson ... Moses Szmajzner
Kurt Raab ... Sgt. Frenzel
Eric P. Caspar ... Capt. Franz Reichleitner
Hugo Bower ... Sgt. Beckmann
Klaus Grünberg ... Sgt. Bauer (as Klaus Grunberg)
Wolfgang Bathke ... Sgt. Hurst
Henning Gissel ... Sgt. Fallaster
Henry Stolow ... Lt. Niemann
Ullrich Haupt ... Sgt. Wolf
Patti Love ... Eda
Judith Sharp ... Bajle
Ellis Van Maarseveen ... Selma Wijnberg
David Miller ... Mundek
Jack Chissick ... Hershel
Ned Vukovic ... Morris
Sara Sugarman ... Naomi
Peter Jonfield ... Kapo Sturm
Dijana Krzanic ... Esther Terner
Irfan Mensur ... Kalimali
Zoran Stojiljkovic ... Boris
Svetolik Nikacevic ... Old Man
Mihailo 'Misa' Janketic ... Kapo Berliner (as Misa Janketic)
Dejan Cavic ... Kapo Spitz
Zlatan Fazlagic ... Weiss
Predrag Milinkovic ... Kapo Jacob
Howard K. Smith ... Narrator (voice)

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