RICHARD RASHKE is a lecturer and author of non-fiction books including STORMY GENIUS: The Life of Aviation's Maverick Bill Lear, USEFUL ENEMIES: John Demjanjuk and America’s Open Door Policy for Nazi War Criminals, ESCAPE FROM SOBIBOR, and THE KILLING OF KAREN SILKWOOD. His works have been translated into eleven languages and have been the subject of movies for screen and television. A produced screenwriter and playwright, his work has appeared on network television and off-Broadway. He is also an alto sax player and composer. His latest composition, CRANE WIFE, a family musical based on a Japanese folktale, was performed at the Kennedy Center, and a new play, DEAR ESTHER, based on a Sobibor prisoner, will open in 2013. He lives in Washington, D.C.
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This moving dramatic stage play chronicle how Esther Terner Raab and 300 other Jews escaped from Sobibor, a Nazi death camp in eastern Poland in October 1943.
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