Update April 15, 2014:
A regular reader of my blog provided a link to an article which says that the Star of David tiles, recently found by Dr. Caroline Sturdy Colls at Treblinka, were “an extremely amateurish hoax.” You can read about the latest report on the tiles in this news article.
This quote is from the news article:
The Smithsonian Institutes’ TV documentary division has been severely embarrassed with the revelation that its recently-released “Treblinka: Hitler’s Killing Machine” documentary—which claimed to have “proved” the existence of “gas chambers” at Treblinka because of the discovery of “tiles with Stars of David,” is an extremely amateurish hoax.
The Smithsonian advertised the documentary on its YouTube Channel by saying that “The watershed discovery of Star of David tiles confirms the existence of Treblinka’s gas chambers and becomes the key to reconstructing the death camp’s sinister workings.”
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Update March 27, 2014:
On March 29, 2014, a documentary about Treblinka will be shown on the Smithsonian Channel. The film will show the tiles that were found by Dr. Carolyn Sturdy Colls and her team of experts at the site of the Treblinka camp, where 900,000 Jews were allegedly murdered in 10 gas chambers.
The tiles, shown in the documentary, were allegedly on the walls of the fake shower rooms at the Treblinka camp, which was completely destroyed by the Nazis in 1943. When I first read about the discovery of the tiles, I imagined that they were ceramic tiles, that you would expect to see on the walls of a shower room.
Instead, the tiles, which are shown in the documentary, look like adobe floor tiles. I would not have assumed that these tiles were on the WALLS of a fake shower room. Who puts adobe tile on the walls of a shower room?
The tiles in the documentary look like the tiles in this advertisement:
If I were digging at the site of the former Treblinka camp, and found this type of stone, I would assume that this was a floor tile.
According to the documentary, the gas chambers at Treblinka were in buildings made of brick and had adobe tile on the walls. I don’t think so.
Why would the Nazis have gone to such trouble to kill the Jews, when they could have just as easily built one large gas chamber inside a building in Warsaw?
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Treblinka, the Nazi extermination camp, is back in the news.
You can read about the history of the Treblinka camp on my web site at http://www.scrapbookpages.com/Poland/Treblinka/introduction.html
I previously blogged about the Treblinka camp at https://furtherglory.wordpress.com/2010/08/21/new-book-about-a-polish-jew-who-survived-seven-nazi-camps/?relatedposts_exclude=11223
This quote is from a recent article, written by Stoyan Zaimov, a Christian Post reporter, which you can read in full here:
“Dr. Caroline Sturdy Colls and her team […] pinpointed the location of a gas chamber and other physical structures at Treblinka 2, the main extermination camp,” a press release states. [Treblinka 1 was a labor camp.]
“The team uncovered […] pieces of tile with the Jewish star imprint which match eyewitness descriptions of a gas chamber that had been designed to look like a bathhouse. […]
According to the news article cited above, “The findings are set to air on the Smithsonian Channel in a program called “Treblinka: Hitler’s killing machine,” on March 29, which is part of a special month-long programming block celebrating Women’s History Month.”
So now we know why 900,000 Jews (according to this article) were persuaded to enter the gas chambers at Treblinka. The gas chambers were disguised as a “bathhouse” with tiled walls.
Treblinka is not the only place where the gas chamber had tile on the walls, to make it look like a shower room. My photo below shows the gas chamber at Mauthausen, which had walls covered with tile.
Up to this point, the only Nazi gas chamber, known to have tiled walls, was at Mauthausen, where the gas chamber was also a fully functioning shower room. Notice the shower heads on the ceiling in my photo above.
Perhaps the gas chambers at Treblinka were also dual purpose rooms where some of the prisoners could take a shower, while others were gassed to death.
I wonder if the tiles, which were found by the team led by Dr. Caroline Sturdy Colls, had any blue stains left by the Zyklon-B used in the gassing of the Jews. Did the Nazis use tile on the walls, so that the blue stains could be wiped off?
The photo above shows the inside of a disinfection chamber at Auschwitz-Birkenau which has heavy blue stains, left by the use of Zyklon-B in disinfecting the clothing of the prisoners at Auschwitz-Birkenau. I can’t tell if these walls are tiled, but I don’t think that they are.
According to the news article, the tiles which Dr. Colls found, “had a Jewish star imprint.” Did the Nazis use this kind of tile in order to calm the Jews, so that they would not resist when they were put into the gas chamber? After all, there were 900,000 Jews who were gassed at Treblinka, according to this latest news article. The latest figures for Auschwitz-Birkenau is that 900,000 Jews were gassed there.