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Film: The Sobibor Tapes

Monday 3 May, 20:00 – 22:00

Directed by Piet de Blaauw

Q&A with: Piet de Blaauw

Forty years after WW II, Jules Schelvis, a survivor of the Sobibor death camp, interviews twelve men and women who were involved in the uprising in Sobibor.

Rob ah thank you Lucas
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Student Generale TU/e Hi everyone and welcome to: The Sobibor Tapes. If you have any questions for the director of the movie Piet de Blaauw, you can ask them via this chat. We’ll do our best to address a few questions after the documentary.
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Lucas Why was Sobibor such a delicate subject in the USSR?
Lou hello, thanks for sharing it with us. wasn't it hard to make this for you?
Jordy What a beautiful and moving account. Sad to think Jules was unable to finish his lives work himself.
Jordy Did you attempt to create the documentary in the way that Jules had invisioned? Seeing as he layed it out in such a detailed way?
Lucas What is the most important message the documentary conveys in your opinion?
Marle Will the full interviews also be made available publicly or put online?
Lucas To what extent is the documentary known abroad? Reactions?
Aries Is there anything known about where most of the survivors went after they escaped? Did the survivors stick together directly after they fled?
Jordy Thank you
Rob what was the name of the movie with R Hauer?
Lucas Escape from Sobibor
Koen Gallé Thank you
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This eighteen-hour historic archive forms the basis of the documentary ‘The Sobibor Tapes’. The footage is the only existing evidence of the uprising in the Sobibor death camp. They’re heart-rending testimonies by survivors about the inhumane events that happened behind the camp’s barbed wires. It shows witnesses who, during the interviews, relive their experiences of the camp where murder and destruction was ‘normal’. ‘The Sobibor Tapes – the forgotten interviews of Jules Schelvis’ is a minute by minute account of how the Jewish uprising in Sobibor took place.

The Holocaust

The word "Holocaust" means the systematic murder of six million Jews during World War II by Adolf Hitler's Nazi regime. A large number of the victims died in death camps such as Auschwitz, Sobibor and Treblinka.

After the online screening: live interview with director Piet de Blaauw

After the screening, we will be joined online by director Piet de Blaauw via livestream. He discovered the tapes 12 years ago and finally brought to life Jules Schelvis’ dream by compiling the footage Schelvis shot into a documentary that tells the story of the Sobibor uprising. You can ask Piet de Blaauw your questions through the chat and we’ll address them live.

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