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Film About Nazi Attempt to Hide Sobibor Revolt to Be Screened at Ramapo College

(PDF) (DOC) (JPG)April 9, 2015

MAHWAH, N.J. – Gary Hochman will screen a “sneak preview” of his film, Deadly Deception at Sobibor, at Ramapo College of New Jersey on Monday, April 20 at 1 p.m. in the H-wing Auditorium (H129). The College’s Gross Center for Holocaust and Genocide Studies is sponsoring the event, which is free and open to the public.

PBS producer/director Gary Hochman has traveled the world producing national documentaries on science, history, and Jewish heritage for PBS and NOVA. Deadly Deception at Sobibor shows how archeologists Yoram Haimi (Israel) and Wojtek Mazurek (Poland) uncover evidence of a Nazi cover-up of a 1943 revolt and mass escape from the WWII Sobibor death camp.

To hide the revolt and their murder of 250,000 Jews, the Nazis erased all trace of the camp.  However, Haimi, Mazurek and local Poles have excavated a forest to reveal irrefutable evidence, including traces of the walled corridor through which the Nazis herded Jews to the gas chamber, a Star of David and a small name tag of a murdered child from Amsterdam. Adding eyewitness testimony is Philip Bialowitz, one of the seven remaining Sobibor survivors.

In addition, Hochman will provide an update to recent finds – an entry ramp to the camp, artifacts found tossed down a well in the area of the revolt, and the discovery of ruins of the gas chambers.

The screening is free and open to the public. For more information or to reserve a seat, please call 201-684-7409.

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Ramapo College of New Jersey is the state’s premier public liberal arts college and is committed to academic excellence through interdisciplinary and experiential learning, and international and intercultural understanding. The comprehensive college is situated among the beautiful Ramapo Mountains, is within commuting distance to New York City, was named one of the 50 Most Beautiful College Campuses in America by CondeNast Traveler, and boasts the best on-campus housing in New Jersey per Niche.com.

Ramapo College provides its students with individualized attention, mentorship, and supports; hands-on learning; and a range of opportunities for service and leadership development. Its graduation and retention rates exceed national averages and it places approximately 1,000 students per year in internships in New York City. The College is ranked #1 among New Jersey public institutions by College Choice; is recognized as the state’s top college on the list of Best Disability Schools by Great Value Colleges; is designated a “Military Friendly College” in Victoria Media’s Guide to Military Friendly Schools; and is recognized as a top college by U.S. News & World Report, Kiplinger’s, Princeton Review and Money magazine, among others.  

Ramapo College’s over 40,000 alumni are the confident, intellectually curious, self-aware, and humble people who are highly sought after and who make a positive impact at local, national, and global levels.  Ramapo College is distinguished as a Career Development College of Distinction by CollegesofDistinction.com. Every student at Ramapo is enrolled in its unique and award winning Pathways Program which equips and empowers students, across the continuum of their academic career, to secure internships, pursue graduate/professional school, and/or enter the job market. 

Established in 1969, Ramapo College offers bachelor’s degrees in the arts, business, data science, humanities, social sciences and the sciences, as well as in professional studies, which include business, education, nursing and social work. In addition, the College offers courses leading to teacher certification at the elementary and secondary levels, and offers graduate programs leading to master’s degrees in Accounting, Applied Mathematics, Business Administration, Contemporary Instructional Design, Computer Science, Creative Music Technology, Data Science, Educational Leadership, Nursing, Social Work and Special Education, as well as a Doctor of Nursing Practice.

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