October 15 an envelope with an original stamp dedicated to will appear in the postal circulation Alexander Pechersky (1909-1990), the organizer of the uprising in the Sobibor death camp

Alexander Aronovich Pechersky (1909-1990) - officer of the Red Army, head of the only successful uprising in the death camp during the Second World War.

In October 1941, he was surrounded by Vyazma, was wounded and taken prisoner. In May 1942, he tried to escape from captivity with four other prisoners. The escape broke, the fugitives were sent to the penal camp in Borisov, and thence to Minsk. Pechersky was sent to the "working camp" of the SS. Then, as part of a group of Jewish prisoners, he was sent to the Sobibor extermination camp, where he arrived on 23 September. There he became the organizer of the uprising of prisoners.

A.A. Pechersky was awarded the Order of Merit to the Republic of Poland (2013, posthumously), the Order of Courage (2016, posthumously), medals "For Military Merit" (1951), "For Victory over Germany in the Great Patriotic War 1941-1945", other awards.

The envelope with the original stamp shows a portrait of A.A. Pechersky on the background of a concentration camp and the emblem of the celebration of the 75th anniversary of the Victory in the Great Patriotic War of 1941-1945.

In addition to the release of the envelope with the original brand of JSC Marka, a special blanking stamp will be made for Rostov-on-Don.

Designer: S. Kapranov; the author of the emblem: A. Moskovets.
Edition: 1 million copies.

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