Treblinka -- the unknown hell

Discussion in 'The Holocaust' started by Kiwiwriter, Aug 5, 2005.

  1. Kiwiwriter

    Kiwiwriter Very Senior Member

    It saw a massive uprising by prisoners, many of them combat-trained Soviet POWs, which in turn saw a harsh SS retaliation, resulting in the destruction of the camp.

    So there were only about 40 survivors of Treblinka.

    Out of hundreds of thousands.

    :(
     
  2. Wise1

    Wise1 There We Are Then

    Yes, it took the arrival of those Soviets to hatch when all said and done was quite a simple plan, the SS became very complacent in thinking an uprising would be their downfall at Treblinka.

    Treblinka was very much a death camp in the rawest sense, certainly more so than Auschwitz in its earlier days. The camp at Treblinka was very small in comparison to A-B but its design was clear and the goals were earily set. From arrival of a train there was an expectation that the victims would be through the process in two hours.

    Reinhard Heydrich was very impressed with his creation, the name "Reinhard Death Camps" was given to Belzec, Sobibor and Treblinka as they worked in the same way as each other and were the creation of Heydrich.
     
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  3. laufer

    laufer Senior Member

    It saw a massive uprising by prisoners, many of them combat-trained Soviet POWs, which in turn saw a harsh SS retaliation, resulting in the destruction of the camp.

    So there were only about 40 survivors of Treblinka.

    Out of hundreds of thousands.

    :(

    Jewish members of the Red Army took part in the revolt in Sobibor on 14 October 1943.
    In Treblinka camp several individual attempts to resist occurred; for example, the killing of SS man Max Biala by Meir Berliner on 11 September 1942, but it was not until the early months of 1943 that a resistance group was formed. This group included Galewski, Dr Julian Chorazycki, Zelo Bloch, Zvi Kurland, Rudolf Mazarek and Dr Leichert. Not all of the group survived the uprising and escape on 2 August 1943.

    I strongly recommend you excellent web site about death camps, including Treblinka. You can find there some testimonies, photos, maps and search references:
    http://www.deathcamps.org/
     
  4. Marina

    Marina Senior Member

    The website seems to have disappeared. Is there another address?
    Marina
     
  5. Nick

    Nick Member

    Jewish members of the Red Army took part in the revolt in Sobibor on 14 October 1943.
    In Treblinka camp several individual attempts to resist occurred; for example, the killing of SS man Max Biala by Meir Berliner on 11 September 1942, but it was not until the early months of 1943 that a resistance group was formed. This group included Galewski, Dr Julian Chorazycki, Zelo Bloch, Zvi Kurland, Rudolf Mazarek and Dr Leichert. Not all of the group survived the uprising and escape on 2 August 1943.

    I strongly recommend you excellent web site about death camps, including Treblinka. You can find there some testimonies, photos, maps and search references:
    http://www.deathcamps.org/



    Have you seen the British film about this?
     
  6. Wise1

    Wise1 There We Are Then

  7. Marina

    Marina Senior Member

    Thanks, Lee - got it now.
    Marina
     
  8. Dave55

    Dave55 Very Senior Member Patron

    This guy seems to have been an exceptionally heinous prick.

    Kurt Franz - Wikipedia

    Anyone know why he wasn't arrested until 1959? And he wasn't executed. Seems he should have been burned at the stake immediately
     
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  9. canuck

    canuck Token Colonial Patron

    Apparently he managed to escape American imprisonment and earned a living as a cook. Somehow, he
    he managed to live unidentified for many years until German investigators discovered him.
    Perhaps he remained undetected for so long, like so many others, because he was so ordinary. That is always the chilling part. Empowered by ideological regimes, there is never a shortage of ordinary people capable of inflicting such suffering.
     
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