The Resistance Museum and the Sobibor Foundation organize an annual Sobibor meeting to commemorate the revolt in the Sobibor extermination camp in October 1943. This year, historical researcher Jos Sinnema tells the story of a recently discovered letter from 1945 from Jules Schelvis, one of the very few survivors of the transports to Sobibor. The letter gives a sign of life to his family, was lost and is still delivered after 75 years. It is a moving account of the horrors in the camp. Another important document from Jules has been lost, Sinnema knows. He hopes to find that too.
Willem van Norel, history teacher and supervisor of educational trips to Sobibor, involves young people in the conversation. How important is it that we keep looking for new documents? What can these add to our understanding of and view of history? Subsequently, the Jules Schelvis Scholieren Prijs 2021 will be awarded.
When Thursday 28 October 2021, 4 – 6 pm
Admission € 15.00 / € 10.00 for Friends of the Resistance Museum, donors of the Sobibor Foundation, Museum card and City pass holders.
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