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Sobibor Perpetrator Collection Press Kit

Press Contacts

Raymund Flandez  Senior Communications Officer 202.314.1772

Andrew Hollinger Director, Communications 202.437.1221

The Sobibor Perpetrator Collection provides an unprecedented view into the operations of one of the five killing centers Nazi Germany established for the sole purpose of murdering Jews. Created by the camp’s deputy commandant Johann Niemann, this large collection of recently discovered photographs and documents offers new insights into the implementation of the Final Solution and the workings of Sobibor, located in German-occupied Poland, and in operation from April 1942 until November 1943. 

Photographs From the Collection

To request photographs for use, please contact our communications staff. For more information, visit our Collections Search database.

Survivor Testimony


Survivor Kurt Thomas describes the attack on deputy commandant Johann Niemann at the start of the Sobibor prisoner uprising on October 14, 1943.


Survivor Chaim Engel describes the process of mass murder and the disposal of corpses at the Sobibor killing center.


Sobibor survivor Chaim Engel outlines the distinction between concentration camps and killing centers.


Survivor Esther Raab recalls her feelings when new transports of Jews arrived at Sobibor.

Historical Background