Richard Rashke

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Richard Rashke is the author of nonfiction books including The Killing of Karen Silkwood (2000) and the forthcoming Useful Enemies. His books have been translated into eleven languages and have been adapted for screen and television. Rashke is also a produced screenwriter and playwright; his work has appeared on network television and in New York.

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Richard Rashke I just keep on writing and writing. Eventually, I see a pin point of light in the tunnel and I know I'm about to break out into the sunshine.…moreI just keep on writing and writing. Eventually, I see a pin point of light in the tunnel and I know I'm about to break out into the sunshine.(less)
Richard Rashke Never being bored. Walking on the edge. Exploring the hidden corners of my soul.
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A Buried Treasure: How I Discovered Sobibor

I didn’t find Sobibor.

It found me.

I accidently stumbled on the story in 1979 while rummaging through the stacks of the Library of Congress. I was in the Holocaust book stacks thumbing through the first Holocaust book I pulled off the shelf when I noticed the word Sobibor. The author simply defined it as a death camp in eastern Poland. Although I knew a few things about the Holocaust, a camp cal Read more of this blog post »
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Published on June 06, 2016 07:38 Tags: history, holocaust, inspiration, jewish-education, jewish-history, richard-rashke, sobibor, tolerance

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“That’s the reason it’s so important to keep the memory alive, so that people know about it. Another ten or fifteen years, there won’t be any witnesses.”
Richard Rashke, Escape from Sobibor

“To survive, Esther followed two basic rules. Try not to be noticed, and don’t fall in love.”
Richard Rashke, Escape from Sobibor

“Esther never believed for a moment that she’d end up in the frying pan, as the women called the gas chamber. A friend in Staw had once told her, “Esther, I have a feeling you’re going to survive. When you do, knock on my tombstone. Then I’ll know that the Germans lost the war.”
Richard Rashke, Escape from Sobibor

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