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Jules Schelvis: Sobibor: a history of a Nazi death camp

"Sobibor", written by Holocaust Survivor Jules Schelvis is "a carefully researched and closely argued academic text that has employed the available testimonies and postwar trial documents to produce a comprehensive history of the camp." Using his own experience as well as an academic approach, he details the creation of the killing center, its personnel, the use of railways, selections, forced labour, gas chambers, escape attempts and the historic uprising.
After publishing the Dutch edition in 1993, the English edition takes into account new research and concentrates more firmly on the origins and history of Sobibor extermination camp. Jules Schelvis is a Holocaust survivor and independent scholar. In 1943, he was deported to Sobibor where he lost his wife and her family. He lives in the Netherlands.

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