Treblinka was one of the three Operation Reinhard camps that were set up following the Wannsee Conference in which the Nazis planned “The Final Solution to the Jewish Question.” The Nazis claimed that the Operation Reinhard camps were transit camps from which the Jews would be “transported to the East.” The Jews claim that Treblinka was strictly an extermination camp where the Jews were immediately gassed upon arrival. (At the Nuremberg IMT, the Soviets claimed that the Jews were steamed to death in steam chambers at Treblinka.)
My post today is in response to Eric Hunt, who has been doing some excellent research which you can read on his website here. He has discovered that famous Holocaust survivor Irene Zisblatt was originally sent to Treblinka before she was transferred to Auschwitz. I have been re-reading Norman Finkelstein’s book, “The Holocaust Industry,” in which he mentions that his father was a survivor of the Warsaw ghetto and that he was a prisoner at Auschwitz.
The Jews who were sent from the Warsaw Ghetto to Treblinka were transported, from the infamous Umschlagplatz, in trains 60 cars long, with 100 Jews crammed into each boxcar. The trains stopped at the Malkinia Junction, a Y junction near the village of Treblinka, where 20 cars would be detached from the train and backed into the camp via a spur line. After the passengers were unloaded at a platform beside the tracks, the train would return to the Junction and get the next 20 cars. Leaving Treblinka on the return trip, the trains turned south, taking the clothing to the disinfection chambers at the Majdanek camp in Lublin. Did the trains also take some of the Warsaw Jews south to Majdanek and Auschwitz? (more…)