Alexander Pechersky

1909 - 1990

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Alexander 'Sasha' Pechersky (Russian: Алекса́ндр Аро́нович Пече́рский; 22 February 1909 – 19 January 1990) was one of the organizers, and the leader, of the most successful uprising and mass-escape of Jews from a Nazi extermination camp during World War II, which occurred at the Sobibor extermination camp on 14 October 1943. In 1948, Pechersky was arrested by the Soviet authorities along with his brother during the countrywide Rootless cosmopolitan campaign against Jews suspected of pro-Western leanings but released later due in part to mounting international pressure. Pechersky was prevented by the Soviet government from leaving the country to testify in international trials related to Sobibor, including the Eichmann Trial in Israel; foreign investigators were only allowed to collect his testimony under KGB supervision. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Alexander Pechersky has received more than 328,359 page views. His biography is available in 22 different languages on Wikipedia. Alexander Pechersky is the 4,468th most popular politician (down from 3,713th in 2019), the 156th most popular biography from Ukraine (down from 129th in 2019) and the 50th most popular Ukrainian Politician.

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Among politicians, Alexander Pechersky ranks 4,468 out of 15,710Before him are Menander I, Paul Ryan, Antonia the Elder, Samir Amin, Emperor Ingyō, and Anita Garibaldi. After him are Emperor Muzong of Tang, Antonín Zápotocký, Eupraxia of Kiev, Rodolphe Seeldrayers, Kaykhusraw I, and Margaret Pole, Countess of Salisbury.

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Among people born in 1909, Alexander Pechersky ranks 51Before him are Ernst vom Rath, Rollo May, Indro Montanelli, Otto Kumm, László Rajk, and Nathan Rosen. After him are Ferdinand Anton Ernst Porsche, Joseph Losey, Rudolf Brandt, Gunnar Björnstrand, Art Tatum, and Alain Poher. Among people deceased in 1990, Alexander Pechersky ranks 49Before him are Princess Sophie of Hohenberg, Edward A. Murphy Jr., Sammy Davis Jr., Ivan Serov, Philippe Soupault, and Prince Naruhiko Higashikuni. After him are Reinaldo Arenas, Stevie Ray Vaughan, Jim Henson, John Stewart Bell, Meir Kahane, and Taro Kagawa.

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In Ukraine

Among people born in Ukraine, Alexander Pechersky ranks 156 out of 913Before him are Moshé Feldenkrais (1904), Roald Hoffmann (1937), Heinrich Neuhaus (1888), Georgy Pyatakov (1890), Roman Shukhevych (1907), and Jan Łukasiewicz (1878). After him are Eupraxia of Kiev (1071), Catherine Dolgorukov (1847), Zinaida Serebriakova (1884), Sviatoslav II of Kiev (1027), Batbayan (700), and Juliusz Słowacki (1809).

Among POLITICIANS In Ukraine

Among politicians born in Ukraine, Alexander Pechersky ranks 50Before him are Leo Kanner (1894), Sviatopolk II of Kiev (1050), Shvarn (1230), Nikolai Ryzhkov (1929), Anastasia of Kiev (1023), and Georgy Pyatakov (1890). After him are Eupraxia of Kiev (1071), Sviatoslav II of Kiev (1027), Batbayan (700), Jeremi Wiśniowiecki (1612), Pavel Axelrod (1850), and Stanisław Żółkiewski (1547).