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Escape from Sobibor

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Escape from Sobibor
Escape from Sobibor-Poster.jpg
Country UKD.jpg UK
Directed by Jack Gold
Release Date 1987
Studio Zenith Entertainment
CFS Avala Film
Distributor Zenith Productions
Main Cast
Character Actor
Leon Feldhendler Alan Arkin
Lt. Aleksandr Pechersky Rutger Hauer
Luka Joanna Pacula
SS-Hauptscharführer Gustav Wagner Hartmut Becker
Shlomo Szmajzner Simon Gregor
Oberkapo Porchek Linal Haft
SS-Oberscharführer Karl Frenzel Kurt Raab

Escape from Sobibor is a British 1987 war drama directed by Jack Gold. The movie depicts the uprising of Jewish prisoners in German extermination camp Sobibor in 1943. The story is based on real events.

The following weapons are seen in the movie Escape from Sobibor:


Luger P08

Most German officers and NCOs carry Luger P08 pistols. During the uprising Aleksandr Pechersky (Rutger Hauer) and some other prisoners arm themselves with captured Lugers.

Luger P08 - 9x19mm
Wolf (Ullrich Haupt) pursues an escaping prisoner with P08 in hand.
Frenzel (Kurt Raab) threatens Pechersky with his P08. In this scene Frenzel's Walther P38 switches to P08 and back again.
Aleksandr Pechersky holds a captured Luger.
Porchek (Linal Haft) examines a captured Luger.
Leon Feldhendler (Alan Arkin) calls for uprising with Luger in hand.

Walther P38

SS-Hauptscharführer Gustav Wagner (Hartmut Becker) is armed with a Walther P38 pistol. In one scene Wagner's pistol switches to Luger P08 and then back to P38. In the final scene Pechersky's, Porchek's and Feldhendler's Lugers also switches to Walthers.

Walther P38 pistol (manufactured at the Mauser Factory) - World War II dated - 9x19mm
Wagner kills a woman.
Wagner threatens Shlomo Szmajzner.
Frenzel (Kurt Raab) with P38 in hand.
Pechersky fires a P38. Next to him Shlomo Szmajzner fires a Karabiner 98k.
Bauer (Klaus Grünberg) fires a P38 in the final scene.
Luka (Joanna Pacula) with a P38 in hand.
Porchek (Linal Haft) runs with a P38 in hand.
A P38 is seen near Porchek's body.
Leon Feldhendler (Alan Arkin) fires a P38.

Submachine Guns


Some German soldiers are armed with MP40 SMGs.

MP40 submachine gun - 9x19mm
A soldier at the left holds an MP40.
Frenzel (Kurt Raab) fires his MP40.
Frenzel (Kurt Raab) fires MP40 at prisoners. Next to him is Bauer (Klaus Grünberg) holding a Walther P38.


Karabiner 98k

Most of the German and Ukrainian guards in Sobibor are armed with Karabiner 98k rifles. During the uprising several former prisoners, including Leon Feldhendler (Alan Arkin) and Shlomo Szmajzner (Simon Gregor), arm themselves with rifles taken from the guards.

Karabiner 98k - German manufacture 1937 date - 7.92x57mm Mauser
Two Ukrainian guards fire their rifles during the attempt of several prisoners to escape.
A Ukrainian guard with a slung 98k rifle. The German NCO at right also has one.
A Ukrainian guard with a slung 98k rifle.
Shlomo Szmajzner fires a rifle during the uprising.
Aleksandr Pechersky fires a rifle in the same scene.
A prisoner fires a rifle in the same scene.

Machine Guns

MG 34

MG 34 machine guns are used by the guards.

MG 34 - 7.92x57mm Mauser
MG 34 is mounted on guard tower.
A close view at the barrel.


In one scene an MG42 machine gun is used by German soldiers for a mass execution. In the final scene MG42 is mounted on guard tower.

MG42 Machine Gun - 7.92x57mm Mauser
An MG42 on tripod is readied for a mass execution.
An MG42 on guard tower.
A guard fires MG42 in the final scene.
A close view at the muzzle.

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