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March 29, 2018

The bridge over the Bug river

Filed under: Germany, Holocaust — furtherglory @ 1:58 pm

Treblinka was in the news recently — you can read about it at

I have a section on my website about Treblinka:

The following quote is from my website:

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Treblinka was second only to Auschwitz in the number of Jews who were killed by the Nazis: between 700,000 and 900,000, compared to an estimated 1.1 million to 1.5 million at Auschwitz.

The Treblinka death camp was located 100 km (62 miles) northeast of Warsaw, near the railroad junction at the village of Malkinia Górna, which is 2.5 km (1.5 miles) from the train station in the tiny village of Treblinka.

Raul Hilberg stated in his three-volume book, “The Destruction of the European Jews,” that there were six Nazi extermination centers, including Treblinka. The other extermination camps were at Belzec, Sobibor, Chelmno, Majdanek and Auschwitz-Birkenau, all of which are located in what is now Poland. The last two also functioned as forced labor camps (Zwangsarbeitslager), and were still operational shortly before being liberated by the Soviet Union towards the end of the war in 1944 and early 1945.

The camps at Treblinka, Belzec, Sobibor and Chelmno had already been liquidated by the Germans before the Soviet soldiers arrived, and there was no remaining evidence of the extermination of millions of Jews. The combined total of the deaths at Treblinka, Belzec and Sobibor was 1.5 million, according to Raul Hilberg.

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The following quote is from the news article:

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In teaching history, there is a great deal of nationalism and bias that can hinder the forwarding of accurate information to students. With every presentation of historical information to others, bias accumulates and distorts the modern perspective of historical events. Since distorted history is almost as useless as not teaching history at all, it is important to learn history from an unbiased source. To do so, students should be given the opportunity to formulate their own opinions based on undistorted factual knowledge. These facts come in the form of testimonies, accurate data, legislation and more direct sources.

A prime example of the importance of direct sources is in teaching about the Holocaust. Despite of all the physical evidence proving the reality of the Holocaust, there are a myriad of people who deny its existence in our timeline. This is a belief that has been passed on and accepted by a large number of people, which can only have been accomplished through a distorted description of history. To convince large groups of people that this is the case is to teach them biased facts. This illustrates the power of propaganda and persuasive speaking.

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I have a whole section on my website about the former Nazi camp named Treblinka and about the Bug river.