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August 14, 2013

90-year-old survivor of Treblinka death camp unveils foundation stone for future Treblinka education center designed by his daughter

Original sign on entrance to Treblinka camp

Original sign on entrance to Treblinka camp

Treblinka was one of the three Nazi camps, which were called “the Operation Reinhard camps,” named after Reinhard Heydrich, the man who was the chairman of the Wannsee Conference held on January 20, 1942.  According to the official Holocaust history, these three camps were allegedly set up, following the conference, to carry out “The Final Solution,” which is now claimed, by the Holocaustians, to be the plan to genocide the Jews.  The other two Reinhard camps were Belzec and Sobibor.  (The Nazis called these three camps “transit camps,” from which Jews were “transported to the East,” never to be seen again.)

I previously blogged about Treblinka here.  I quoted some of the testimony of other Treblinka survivors in a blog post here.

Treblinka is second only to Auschwitz in the number of Jews who were killed in the Holocaust. The number of Jews killed at Treblinka is holding at 870,000 while the number of Jews killed at Auschwitz has dwindled down to 900,000.  (An additional 200,000 non-Jews were killed at Auschwitz, bringing today’s estimated total deaths to 1.1 million.)

A news article, which you can read in full here, tells about Samuel Willenberg, the lone survivor of the 750 Jews who were selected to work in the Treblinka camp.  (When I took a guided tour of Treblinka in 1998, I was told that there were 1,000 workers in the camp.)

This quote is from the news article:

On this anniversary Samuel Willenberg began the realisation of a long-held dream. He unveiled a foundation stone for a future Treblinka education centre designed by his architect daughter, Orit.

Treblinka sorely needs an “education centre.”  The Nazis left no evidence behind, except the ashes of the 870,000 Jews who were killed.  Sadly, the ashes have been covered over by a “symbolic cemetery,” which is shown in the photos below.

Monument at Treblinka stands in the spot where a gas chamber was located

Monument at Treblinka stands in the spot where a gas chamber was located

The ashes of 870, 000 Jews are covered by a symbolic cemetery

The ashes of 870, 000 Jews are covered by a symbolic cemetery

A huge sculpture represents the train tracks and the train platform

A huge sculpture represents the train tracks and the train platform

The photograph above shows a stone sculpture where a railroad spur line ended, with a stone platform to the left. When the camp was in operation, there was a real train platform in this spot and behind it was a storehouse, disguised as a train depot, which was used to store the clothing and other items which the victims had brought with them to the camp.

In the background of the photo above, you can see a line of 10 stones which mark the boundary line of the camp. The stones represent the different countries, from which the Jews were transported by train to be exterminated here in this remote, God-forsaken spot in the forest.  These countries included German-occupied Greece, Bulgarian-occupied Greece, Czechoslovakia, Poland, Belgium, France, Germany, Austria, and Yugoslavia.

Why not just shoot the Greek Jews in Greece, and the Belgian Jews in Belgium, you ask?  The Nazis never did anything in an efficient way.  There was a war going on, and the Nazis were using valuable trains to transport the Jews to some remote spot, along the Bug river, to kill them.

Bridge over the Bug river, which is shown on the right

Railroad bridge over the Bug river, which is shown on the right

After the joint conquest of Poland by the Germans and the Russians in September 1939, the river Bug (pronounced Boog) became the border between the German-occupied General Government of Poland and the Russian zone of occupation.  The bridge, shown in the photo above, does not cross the river into the Russian zone; this is a bridge across a bend in the river.

Germany invaded the Soviet Union in June 1941 and conquered the strip of eastern Poland that was being occupied by the Russians. Treblinka is located in the former General Government.

The Treblinka camp was divided into three sections. On the far left of the train platform where the Jews arrived was the section where the guards and administrators lived. The Jews, who worked at Treblinka, lived in Camp 1, next to the SS barracks. Today, only the area where the Jews were gassed and burned, has been preserved; the rest of the camp is now covered with trees. The whole Treblinka camp covered about 22 acres, but today’s visitors see an area that is about 7 acres in size.

The photo below was copied from the BBC article about Treblinka.

Mr Willenberg's drawing of the Treblinka infirmary shows mass shootings

Mr Willenberg’s drawing of the Treblinka infirmary shows mass shootings

The photo above, which was printed in the BBC article, shows the Treblinka INFIRMARY, aka hospital, and a large pit containing some bodies from MASS SHOOTINGS.  What happened to the gas chambers?  Does Samuel Willenberg deny the gas chambers at Treblinka?

No. Don’t panic.  The lone survivor of Treblinka is not denying that there were gas chambers at Treblinka.

I vaguely recall reading, in the pamphlet that I got from the Visitor’s center in 1998, something about the “hospital” at Treblinka.  The map in the camp pamphlet, which I obtained on my trip to Treblinka in 1998, is similar to the map shown below.

Map of the Treblinka camp

Map of the Treblinka camp

Near the bottom of the map shown above, you can see the curved “Tube” which led to the “gas chamber.”  No. 36 on the map designates the fake “train station” where the Jews got off the trains which were backed into the camp, a few cars at a time, on a railroad spur line, built by the Nazis.

To the right of the spot where the train platform once stood, and in front of you as you are looking into the camp with the platform on the left, is the location of the “burial pits for those who died during transportation,” according to the camp pamphlet. The victims were brought to the camp in freight cars, except for a few Very Important Jews, who arrived in passenger cars.

Near the burial pits, according to the pamphlet, was an “execution site (disguised as a hospital).” This is where the Jews, who were too weak or sick to walk into the gas chambers, were shot and then buried in the pits, according to the pamphlet.

Half way up the gentle slope to where the symbolic graveyard now stands, there were “3 old gas chambers” according to the pamphlet, and a short distance to the south of them were built “10 new gas chambers.”

According to my 1998 tour guide, the first gas chambers used carbon monoxide. The 10 new gas chambers used the poison gas known as Zyklon-B, according to the pamphlet that I purchased at the Visitor’s Center. Treblinka apparently did not have delousing chambers; all the clothing taken from the prisoners was sent to the Majdanek camp to be disinfected with Zyklon-B before being sent to Germany.  Two of the “gas chambers” at Majdanek have now been down-graded to disinfection chambers, and the number of Jewish deaths at Majdanek have dwindled down to 59,000.

A short distance, farther up the slope, to the east of the gas chambers at Treblinka, was located the “cremation pyres” according to the map in the camp pamphlet. None of the three Operation Reinhard extermination camps had a crematorium for burning the bodies of the 1.5 million Jews who were allegedly killed in these camps.

Of the other five extermination camps, which were in operation during the same period (Chelmno, Sobibor, Belzec, Majdanek and Auschwitz-Birkenau), only Auschwitz-Birkenau and Majdanek, which also functioned as forced labor camps, had crematoria with ovens for burning the bodies.

It seems that Treblinka is now being promoted as the most important “extermination camp” in the Holocaust, as the number of deaths in the other camps dwindle down, down, down.

Why Treblinka?  Because the Nazis left no evidence there.  This means that the Holocaustians can make up any story about Treblinka.

This quote is from the BBC article:

When the Nazis left Treblinka in 1943 they thought they had destroyed it. They had knocked down the buildings and levelled (sic) the earth. They had built a farmhouse and installed a Ukrainian “farmer”. They had planted trees, and – contemporary reports suggest – lupins.

But if they thought they had removed all evidence of their crime, they hadn’t. For a forensic archaeologist, there is a vast amount to study.

Sadly, there is also a “vast amount” for revisionists to study at Treblinka.  Read this article at the Inconvenient History website:


  1. Diane comes to the rescue….
    Jeff you will never come to terms with what happen you want to believe what you wanna believe and you can believe what you wanna believe. I like to believe scientifically factual things I don’t believe in mystical religious cult things so if you want to believe what the Jews believe fine. I think they’re off their rockers if anybody believes what they say or is following the same type of ideology. You obviously didn’t read the Treblinka book and I think you should it’s an excellent book I put the PDF up twice it explains it all.


    Comment by jrizoli — February 24, 2016 @ 7:20 pm

  2. Jeff….. I will answer your question not that you’re going to like the answer. But I would like to have your answer aslo after I give you my answer. Where did Jews go if the werent exterminated? I really don’t care. To begin with Hitler asked the jews to leave the country in 1933 or there abouts so many already had left. Sure thousand died and I explained that in other places I have posted on scrapbook. A lot of them went to other countries. Some to Russia but the problem is there weren’t that many jews that were there at the time anyway so the amount of people that they say we’re there according to the HoloHoax view is wrong. There probably was at the most two to four million jews in the area and that is being generous so when you look at how many survived sround four million survive to collect reparations so most of them survived so you are telling me that we can’t account for them? I’m saying yes, they were accounted for in wherever country they ended up in the United States and several other countries.
    The big question that we really have to deal with is whether 6 million ews were exterminated and that definitely wasn’t the case at all. In the books that I have read I come up with approximately under 500,000 Jews and others died from all causes and probably half of them might of been Jews if that.
    As Norman Finkelstein mother said if so many Jews survived than who died….
    Your turn…

    Jim Rizoli
    Rizolitv. COM

    Comment by jrizoli — February 24, 2016 @ 6:11 pm

  3. I read Gita Sereny’s book on Treblinka very many years ago. What I remember most is a very candid and oddly relaxed interview she conducted with a German ex-guard. He must have been one of the guards who relatively short prison sentence.

    Comment by fnn — August 15, 2013 @ 3:25 pm

    • That was Franz Stangl. He was not a guard but the commandant of the Sobibor and Treblinka camps during Operation Reinhardt. When he was interviewed by Gitta Sereny Stangl talked about ” pits full of black-blue corpses” while CO poisoning causes bright red corpses. There was no way Stangl could have talked about black-blue corpses if CO gassings had really been perpetrated with engine exhaust in both of those camps. Stangl was known as a man “with an excellent grasp of detail”.

      Comment by hermie — August 25, 2013 @ 7:13 am

  4. Young people would swarm to this blog if it offered them an American Transfer Picture’s Elie Wiesel Temporary Holotat™ to wear on their arms, necks, calves or wherever they want to put it. They love tattoos and sporting the number A7713 in a blue font that looks like dripping blood is the perfect product to draw them in. The indoctrination begins at birth and runs all the way thru graduate school and beyond. So, why not make money while you sleep helping the young accessorize their visits to the Holocaust museum, memorial, survivor lecture or big budget movie nearest them. Become the president of your own company. Send a SASE to Society for a Five Minute Moratorium on Holocaust Hubub, 3221 Beacon Ave. S. Seattle WA 98144 USA for more info on how you can hop aboard the Holocaust transport train to extra fun and income, too!

    Comment by who dares wings — August 15, 2013 @ 2:47 pm

  5. FG wrote: “There was a war going on, and the Nazis were using valuable trains to transport the Jews to some remote spot, along the Bug river, to kill them.”

    The Nazis also transported the Romanian Gypsies to the Bug River, but that was to deport them to Russia (Transnistria – and settle them in kolkhozes, not to kill them as with the jews. So the Nazis moved numerous Romas north west to the Bug River in Poland and then south east to Transnistria in Russia, but we are supposed to believe the Reinhardt camps were not transit camps and the Malkinia junction had no connection with the weird location of the Reinhardt camps.


    Comment by hermie — August 14, 2013 @ 4:21 pm

  6. FG wrote: “Treblinka was one of the three Nazi camps, which were called “the Operation Reinhard camps,” named after Reinhard Heydrich, the man who was the chairman of the Wannsee Conference held on January 20, 1942. ”

    Really? In fact that was “Operation Reinhardt”, named after Fritz Reinhardt of the German finance ministry. The Aktion Reinhardt was never an operation of extermination of the Jews of Poland but rather an operation whose fourfold purpose was:

    – the transfer of certain Polish or Jewish populations;

    – the utilisation of Polish or Jewish manpower (sometimes in camps);

    – the exploitation of property confiscated from Poles or Jews;

    – the seizure of hidden valuables and money, as well as of landed property.

    “Aktion Reinhardt” by Prof. Faurisson:

    “Aktion Reinhard(t)” by Wilfried Heink:

    “Document 4024-PS: [Economic Development of Action Reinhardt], Part 01-09 [partial translation]”:

    Comment by hermie — August 14, 2013 @ 3:32 pm

    • I know all of this, but it would have taken too long to explain it. Young people would get bored and not read my whole post, thus missing the points that I was trying to make. So I introduced the subject, going along with the official history of Operation Reinhard, named after Reinhard Heydrich, which was the planned genocide of the Jews. I didn’t want to lose readers, right off the bat, thus wasting my whole blogging effort.

      I knew that someone would comment and give the Action Reinhardt version. Thanks for providing this information.

      Comment by furtherglory — August 14, 2013 @ 5:28 pm

      • I can understand that, FG. That’s why your blog is entertaining and pleasant to read…

        Comment by hermie — August 16, 2013 @ 4:51 pm

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