October 30, a postage stamp “The Uprising at Sobibór Extermination Camp” dedicated to the 70 years of victory in the Great Patriotic war 1941–1945 is to be released into circulation

Sobibór was one of the largest extermination camps located in occupied Poland during the Great Patriotic War. It was built by Nazi in March 1942 in woodlands on the outskirts of the village of the same name near Lublin. Prisoners of war, mainly from Eastern Poland and the Soviet Union territories occupied by the Nazi German army, as well as from Czechoslovakia, Austria, the Netherlands, Belgium and France, were retained in the camp.

The camp was the site of a mass uprising organized by Lt. Alexander Pechersky, a Soviet POW, on 14 October 1943. However, only 13 prisoners succeeded in crossing the fence and managed to join up with the partisans. Shortly after the revolt was crushed, the Germans closed Sobibór, destroyed all buildings and and planted the site over with trees.

Currently, the site of the extermination camp is a memorial to victims of Nazism as a legacy of humanism, heroism and international unity.

The stamp features the monument, which is a figure of a woman with a child at the site of the former Nazi camp “Sobibor”. Sculptor: Metchislav Welter

FSUE “Marka” Publishing and Trading Centre prepared for the release an illustrated cover with a postage stamp and an FDC with cancellation (Moscow) inside in addition to the issue.
Design: A. Moskovets
Face value: 21 RUB
Size of stamp: 30 × 42 mm, size of sheet: 170 × 146 mm
Form of issue: sheet with illustrated margins with 15 (5 × 3) stamps
Circulation: 420 thousand stamps (28 thousand sheets).

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