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Escape from Sobibor builds the personality and heart of the story it contains by firstly focusing on the personality and story of Shlomo, a Jewish boy sent to the camp who survives as a goldsmith for the Nazis. It tells of how he and his family were impacted by the Nazis before being taken to the camp, and the trials he had to go through before he even gets there.
This sets the listener up to realize the fact the Nazis would kill the Jews is not out of character from how we have seen them so far, and adds a new level of evil to how they are established. Shlomo's caring nature for his brothers and family shows how many of the people who went to Sobibor would have felt. He can act as a placeholder for almost anyone who goes into the camp, with just his skill at goldsmithing saving his life over everyone else. This also shows how the Nazis in charge of the camp reduced the personality, experiences, and everything that makes a person who they are.
Richard Rashke focuses so much on Shlomo and the personality of a select few workers of the camp that the listener forms a connection with them, making their fate more impactful. He also builds on the personality of the Jewish prisoners. In modern Holocaust study, the Jewish are painted as victims and all grouped together into a faceless mass, rather than shown as individual people with emotions and families, just as anyone alive today. By focusing on a select few, he shows the personalities that listeners can recognize and reflect on, rather than just telling of acts that were committed onto a faceless group. Rashke also chose to tell this story as it is one not commonly known to the general public.