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Come Selma. We have to run.

Need to Know presents VII Magazine, a new journalistic partnership with VII Photo, which will give our readers unprecedented intimate access to the work of the world’s leading photojournalists. Every day, our partners at VII will showcase a new photo, and each week, a new video or audio slideshow.

In October 1943, the prisoners of Sobibol, a Nazi extermination camp, staged a successful uprising. Three hundred of the 600 prisoners escaped to the woods after killing some of the SS officers who guarded the camp, but only 70 would survive the entire war. In this video, Antonin Kratochvil features one of the survivors, Selma W. Engle, who recalls the harrowing events of that day.

Note: This photo essay can be found in VII Magazine’s archives. To view it, visit the VII Magazine page and click on the “Features” tab.

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