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CPT Alexander Aronovich “Sasha” Pechersky

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CPT Alexander Aronovich “Sasha” Pechersky

Birth
Poltavs'ka, Ukraine
Death 19 Jan 1990 (aged 80)
Rostov-on-Don, Rostov Oblast, Russia
Burial Rostov-on-Don, Rostov Oblast, Russia
Memorial ID 28370809 View Source
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Military Figure, Holocaust Survivor. Soviet Army lieutenant who was captured by the Nazis during World War II. After discovering he was Jewish, they sent him to the Sobibor Concentration Camp, where he organized an escape that freed 300 Jews from certain death. It was the largest escape from any concentration camp. Pechersky was portrayed by actor Rutger Hauer in the TV movie "Escape from Sobibor."

Bio by: Erik Lander


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  • Maintained by: Find a Grave
  • Originally Created by: Erik Lander
  • Added: 18 Jul 2008
  • Find a Grave Memorial 28370809
  • Find a Grave, database and images (www.findagrave.com/memorial/28370809/alexander-aronovich-pechersky : accessed ), memorial page for CPT Alexander Aronovich “Sasha” Pechersky (22 Feb 1909–19 Jan 1990), Find a Grave Memorial ID 28370809, citing Severnoe Northern Cemetery, Rostov-on-Don, Rostov Oblast, Russia ; Maintained by Find A Grave .