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Konstantin Khabensky presented Sobibor movie in Washington
Screenshot from Sobibor movie/Patriot Productions
A special screening of Sobibor movie took place the day before in the U.S. capital, TASS reports. WWII veterans, foreign diplomats, representatives of the U.S. State Department and United States Holocaust Memorial Museum were present at the event in the Russian diplomatic representative office. The film director acting the main part Konstantin Khabensky presented the movie in person. He flew to the United States with this purpose.
According to the Russian Ambassador to US Anatoly Antonov, our country will always defend the truth about the WWII history. We will not allow any attempts to falsify the history, he added. This is necessary in order not to let the man-hateful ideas be reborn and the horrible tragedy happen again.
Russian diplomat thanked American – Russian Cultural Cooperation Foundation and its head Susainne Carmell for the invaluable support in preparation of the event. The diplomat has added that another screening will take place pretty soon. This time it will be targeted for students studying the Russian language.
The movie is based on a true story. It tells about the only successful uprising of the prisoners of the Nazi death camp Sobibor, which happened in October 1943 and was headed by the Soviet officer Alexander Pechersky. Konstantin Khabensky acted the main part in the movie.
The Nazi concentration camp Sobibor was located on the territory of Poland. More than 250000 Jews from France, Poland, Austria and the Soviet Union were killed in the camp in less than 2 years.