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Treblinka Extermination Camp – מחנה ההשמדה טרבלינקה

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  • Robert Benedikt (1909 - 1942)
    Born 22. 12. 1909 Last residence before deportation: Tovačov Address/place of registration in the Protectorate: Kojetín Transport AAf, no. 527 (26. 06. 1942, Olomouc -> Terezín) Transport B...
  • Mořic Benedikt (1907 - 1942)
    Born 01. 07. 1907 Last residence before deportation: Tovačov Address/place of registration in the Protectorate: Kojetín Transport AAf, no. 526 (26. 06. 1942, Olomouc -> Terezín) Transport B...
  • Käthe (Kathy) Hausmann (1898 - aft.1942)
    Eintrag im »Gedenkbuch« des Bundesarchivs: Hausmann, Kathi Kathie Katie geb. Kraus geboren am 18. Juni 1898 in Demmelsdorf/Bamberg/Bayern wohnhaft in Scheßlitz und in Bamberg DEPORTATIO...
  • Marie Elsner (1888 - aft.1942)
    Testimony: Marie Elsnerova nee Meisnerova was born in Pacov, Czechoslovakia in 1888 to Josef and Anna nee Krebsova. She was married to Rudolf. Prior to WWII she lived in Ricany, Czechoslovakia. D...
  • Lina Mathilde Kuhn (1875 - 1942)
    Eintrag im »Gedenkbuch« des Bundesarchivs: Kuhn, Lina geb. Siegel geboren am 04. Juli 1875 in Albersweiler/Bergzabern/Bayern (Pfalz) wohnhaft in Mannheim und in Wiesbaden Deportation ...

Treblinka Extermination Camp - KZ Treblinka

Konzentrationslager (Concentration Camp) Treblinka was a Nazi extermination camp in occupied Poland during World War II near the village of Treblinka in the modern-day Masovian Voivodeship of Poland.

The camp, which was constructed as part of Operation Reinhard, operated between July 23, 1942 and October 19, 1943. During this time, approximately 850,000 men, women and children were killed at Treblinka. This figure includes more than 800,000 Jews, as well as an undetermined number of Romani people. (2012 documentary says 900,000 Jew's).

The camp, which was operated by the SS and Eastern European Trawnikis, consisted of Treblinka I and II. The first camp was a forced-labour center. Inmates worked in either the nearby gravel pit or irrigation area. Between June 1941 and July 23, 1944, more than half of its 20,000 inmates died from execution, exhaustion, or mistreatment.

Treblinka II was designed as a death factory. More than 99% of all arrivals at this site were sent immediately to its gas chambers where they were killed by exhaust fumes from captured Soviet tank engines. The small number who were not killed immediately became Sonderkommandos. These slave labor groups were forced to bury the victims' bodies in mass graves. Later corpses were burned on massive open-air pyres.

Killing operations at Treblinka II were ended on October 19, 1943, following a revolt by its Sonderkommandos. Several German guards were killed when 300 prisoners escaped. The camp was then dismantled and a farmhouse was built in an attempt to hide the evidence of genocide.

El Male Rachamim Holocaust Prayer תפילת אל מלא רחמים

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Ten testimonies to the Polish investigation commission 1945

  • Oskar Strawshinski, who also made a testamony to Yad Washam Institute
  • Schiek Warshawski
  • Eugen Turowski
  • Henryk Poswolski
  • Meir Reichmann, who also made a testamony to Yad Washam Institute
  • Aron Tchechowitch, who also made a testamony to Yad Washam Institute
  • Alexander Kudlik, who also made a testamony to Yad Washam Institute and was interviewd by J-F Steiner
  • Abe Kon
  • Hennoch Brenner
  • Samuel Reiseman[n], who also made a testamony to Yad Washam Institute

Testimonies to Yad Vasham Institute :

  • Kalman Tajgman, who also was interviewd by J-F Steiner
  • Yankel Wiernik
  • Samuel Willenberg, who also was interviewd by J-F Steiner
  • Schalom Kohn, who also was interviewd by J-F Steiner
  • Tanchum Grinberg, who also was interviewd by J-F Steiner
  • Simon Golberg
  • Aron Scheideman
  • Dudek Lewkowitch
  • Eliahu Rosenberg, who also was interviewd by J-F Steiner

Testimonies to Jean-François Steiner for his book.

  • Sonja Grabinski
  • Avraham Lindwasser
  • Haim Schmoulovitch

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References

  • Death Camp Treblinka: Survivor Stories(2012), The story of Treblinka. The memories of two survivors. (Documentary, 60 mins.) Chan. 16, PBA. Nov. 10, 2015.
  • Jean-François Steiner -Treblinka, la Revolte d'un Camp d'Extermination, Paris 1966, Libraire Artheme Fayard.Translated into english, polish and swedish 1967.Translated into swedish 2002
  • Treblinka. Revolt i ett utrotningsläger. Albert Bonniers Förlag ISBN 91-0-057808-8.
  • Operation Reinhard in swedish Wikipedia. The construction of Sobibor, Treblinka and Belzec exterminations camps with further links to other languages.
  • A map and layout of Treblinka KZ. (Description in german and english).

מויקיפדיה

טְרֶבְּלִינְקָה הנמצא באזור מרוחק מיישוב אך בקרבה יחסית לעיר וורשה (כשעה וחצי ברכבת), הוא הגדול מבין שלושת מחנות ההשמדה שהופעלו על ידי האס אס במסגרת מבצע ריינהרד להשמדת יהדות פולין (בלז׳ץ, סוביבור וטרבלינקה).

הרציחות במחנות אלו היו חלק מהשמדת יהודי אירופה הכבושה על ידי גרמניה הנאצית במהלך מלחמת העולם השנייה ("הפתרון הסופי"). אומדן כל הנספים בטרבלינקה נע בין 870,000 ל-880,000 בני אדם, מהם 99.5% היו יהודים ורוב הנותרים צוענים. שטח המחנה הקטן, ומבנהו, הוכיחו כבר במשפט אייכמן, שהמחנה נועד להשמדה, והחזיק בחיים מספר קטן של יהודים לעבודה בניצול שאריות היהודים - ביגוד, חפצי ערך, נעליים, שיני זהב ואף השיער שלראש המומתים. במקום הופעל תא גז המופעל ככל הנראה בדיזל, וכן הומתו חולים בירי. הגופות הושארו בבורות ענק במרכז אזור ההשמדה במחנה, אך לאחר המפלה הגרמנית בסטלינגרד, החלו בשריפת הגופות ומחיקת הראיות לנעשה שם. בעקבות מרד שפרץ במקום הצליחו כמאתיים אסירים להימלט ומיעוטם שרד את הבריחה. לאחר המרד המחנה פורק ונחרש, אך נותרו תמונות שמפקד המחנה צילם וכן מידע ארכאולוגי ועדויות הניצולים. מפקד המחנה וסגנו הוסגרו מדרום אמריקה וישבו בכלא, אך מפקד הכלא שוחרר מסיבות בריאות ומת בביתו.