Last Survivor of Nazi Camp Uprising Passes Away

The last survivor of an uprising at the Nazi extermination camp Sobibor has passed away at 96.

Semyon Rosenfeld was born in 1922 and joined the Red Army to fight Nazi Germany during World War II. Rosenfeld was captured and spent time in a labor camp before being sent to the Sobibor death camp in Poland.

It was at Sobibor that Rosenfeld along with hundreds of other prisoners staged a coup on Oct. 14th, 1943. Prisoners managed to kill 11 SS officers before the revolt was even discovered. Many prisoners were killed during the uprising and many others were killed as they attempted to escape into the forest. Rosenfeld was one of the few that managed to escape into the forest and later rejoined the Red Army.

Shortly after the uprising, the Sobibor death camp was decommissioned by the Nazis. It’s estimated that 250,000 Jews were murdered at Sobibor in less than one year of it being in operation.

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