Pechersky, Alexander Aronovich "Sasha"

    Date of birth:
    February 22nd, 1909 (Kremenchuk, Poltava Governorate, Russian Empire)
    Date of death:
    January 19th, 1990 (Rostov-on-Don, Russia)
    Nationality:
    Soviet

    Biography

    Captain Alexander Pechersky was the leader of one of the most successful uprisings and mass escapes of Jews from Sobibor extermination camp on 14 October 1943.

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    Period:
    Second World War (1939-1945)
    Awarded on:
    1951
    Medal

    Sources

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