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Film about Sobibor uprising screened in Zimbabwe
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Russian war drama Sobibor was shown to viewers in Zimbabwe, TASS reports. Konstantin Khabensky's directorial debut was screened in Harare. The creening was organized with the participation of the Russian Embassy and the Harare film society public organization.
According to Russian diplomats, the audience included students studying Russian and Russian compatriots living in Zimbabwe. The film attracted a lot of interest and attention. The movie is based on real events. The film tells about the only successful prisoner uprising in the history of the Nazi camp Sobibor, which took place in October 1943 under the leadership of the Soviet officer Alexander Pechersky. He was played by director and actor Konstantin Khabensky.
The Nazi camp Sobibor was located in Poland. In less than two years of its existence, more than 250,000 Jews from France, Poland, Austria and the Soviet Union were brutally murdered there.