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Title: Alexander Pechersky

Description: Alexander Pechersky (Alexander Aronovich Pechersky; AKA: Sasha; 1909-1990), Russian-born Jew, music school director, and Soviet soldier captured by German troops on the Eastern front in 1941; he was sent on September 23, 1943 to the Nazi SS-controlled death camp, Sobibor; on October 14, 1943, Pechersky organized and led a revolt where several SS and Ukrainian guards were killed as the prisoners broke from the weakly-guarded camp; more than fifty, including Pechersky, escaped and remained free, surviving the war, while many others were shot to death while attempting to escape; those remaining behind were exterminated by the Nazis before, only days after the mass POW uprising and escape, the camp was closed on direct orders of SS leader Heinrich Himmler;

Category: World War II

Keywords: anti-Semitism, bigotry, bigots, death camps, extermination camps, genocide, Germans, Germany, holocaust, Jewish murder victims, Nazis, racists, racism, Second World War, Third Reich, Warsaw Ghetto Uprising, World War II, WWII

Orientation: Portrait

Dimensions: 1200 x 2130 (2.56 MPixels) (9:16)

Print Size: 10.2 x 18.0 cm; 4.0 x 7.1 inches

File Size: 7.32 MB (7,676,746 Bytes)

Resolution: 300 x 300 dpi

Color Depth: 16.7 million (24 BitsPerPixel)

Compression: None

Image Number: 0000010994

Source: Jay Robert Nash Collection

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