Semyon Rosenfeld, 1922-2019

Karen Pollock MBE, Chief Executive of the Holocaust Educational Trust said:

“We are saddened to hear that one of the last survivor of the Sobibor death camp uprising, Semyon Rosenfeld, has died in Israel. The heroism that he and his fellow prisoners showed, in the most unimaginable circumstances is a shining example of bravery and resistance in one of the darkest times of human history.

As we come to terms with the sad reality that the number of eyewitnesses of the Holocaust are dwindling, it is even more important that Semyon’s legacy, and all survivors’ stories, live on through the generations.

Our thoughts are with his family. May his memory be a blessing”