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April 9, 2018

The Holocaust started at Treblinka camp in Poland

Filed under: Germany, Holocaust — furtherglory @ 3:30 pm

Houses along the blacktop road through Poniatowo, near the Treblinka camp

From Warsaw, the route to Treblinka starts with the crossing of the river Vistula, then a turn onto Highway 18 northeast towards Bialystok, the only large town in the Bialystok province, which is located in the most remote northeast corner of Poland. It is in the Bialystok province that bison still roam, and one can see the last remaining primeval forest and wetlands on the European continent. This area could truly be called the “Wild East” of Poland.

As you can see in the photograph above, taken by me, in October 1998, the road as it nears the camp becomes a one-lane blacktop, badly in need of repair. This photo was taken in a small hamlet which my tour guide identified as Poniatowo.

Treblinka is two kilometers from the Bug River which, during World War II, formed the border between the Nazi occupied General Government of Poland and the zone occupied by the Soviet Union from September 1939 until the German invasion of the Soviet Union in June 1941. Two other Action Reinhard death camps, Sobibor and Belzec, were also located very close to the Bug river which was the border between the General Government and the Soviet zone of Poland.

The Soviet zone was the territory that had formerly belonged to Russia between 1772 and 1918. Known as the “Pale of Settlement” between 1835 and 1917, this was the area where all Russian Jews were forced to live until after they were liberated by the Communist Revolution in 1917.

Treblinka was located on the railroad line running from Ostrów Mazowiecki to Siedlce; at Malkinia junction, this line intersected the major railway line which ran from Warsaw to Bialystok.

Highway 18 is a two-lane concrete road with pedestrian paths on each side. There is heavy traffic of trucks from Belarus (Byelorussia or White Russia) and Estonia traveling west into Poland; traffic is slowed down by local Polish farmers driving wagons pulled by tractors or by a lone horse. The terrain is completely flat with farm land on each side of the road but not a fence in sight. Then the road goes through mile after mile of dense forest. During World War II, these woods were full of Polish and Jewish partisans, who hid there along with escaped Russian Prisoners of War, and fought the Nazis by blowing up bridges and train tracks or placing land mines to kill columns of German soldiers. If captured, these partisans were sent to Dachau or Buchenwald or the main camp at Auschwitz.

At a point 22 kilometers from Treblinka, the route turns southeast off of Highway 18. This new road is a one-lane blacktop with no space on the sides for pedestrians. The road gets progressively worse until the final leg of the journey is pockmarked with pot holes. This road is shown in the photo at the top of this page.

The Treblinka camp got its name from the tiny village of Treblinka, which is around 4 kilometers from the death camp. In 1998 when I visited, the village of Treblinka was almost deserted and the buildings were far more dilapidated than in the other nearby villages.

Cottage in Poniatowo, along the road on the way to Treblinka

I was told by my tour guide in 1998 that the closest houses to the camp were in the tiny hamlet of Poniatowo. The photo immediately above shows a house which is built of wood with painted shutters on one window; it is at the edge of the road with a fence enclosing a small patch of flowers.

Some of these rural dwellings are so humble that you would not suspect that people still live there if it were not for the lace curtains which are always hung in the windows of these cottages. Note the cobblestones along the edge of the road, which you can see clearly in the photograph above.

Houses on the way to the Treblinka camp

Bridge over Bug River

 

16 Comments »

  1. The Russian “Pale of Settlement” for the Jews included this whole swath of territory in Eastern Europe:

    But there were actually more Jews in the “German” regions of what became the state of Poland in 1918 than there were in the “Russian” regions of what became the state of Poland in 1918.

    When the Third Reich and the USSR occupied Poland in 1939 there were about 2 million Jews in the German occupied regions of Poland and about 1 million in the USSR occupied regions.

    Comment by blake121666 — April 10, 2018 @ 9:37 pm

  2. Furtherglory wrote: “The Soviet zone was the territory that had formerly belonged to Russia between 1772 and 1918. Known as the “Pale of Settlement” between 1835 and 1917, this was the area where all Russian Jews were forced to live until after they were liberated by the Communist Revolution in 1917.”

    But surprisingly (and even nonsensically if one postulates that both Jewish movements – Zionism & Bolshevism – were unconnected (i.e. not part of a single concerted action and coordinated plan)), NY banker Jacob Schiff, the main backer of the Bolshevik revolutions in the Russian Empire, suddenly declared himself a Zionist just after the Jews of the Pale of Settlement had been “liberated by the Communist Revolution” of 1917.


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    Comment by hermie — April 9, 2018 @ 9:32 pm

    • hermie
      Forget your lengthy Scheisshaus comments and read Theodor Herrzl’s book ‘Der Judenstaat’ which he wrote in 1896 – long before Jacob Schiff became vocal

      The Jewish question persists wherever Jews live in appreciable numbers. Wherever it does not exist, it is brought in together with Jewish immigrants. We are naturally drawn into those places where we are not persecuted, and our appearance there gives rise to persecution. This is the case, and will inevitably be so, everywhere, even in highly civilised countries—see, for instance, France—so long as the Jewish question is not solved on the political level.

      The book concludes:

      Therefore I believe that a wondrous generation of Jews will spring into existence. The Maccabeans will rise again.

      Let me repeat once more my opening words: The Jews who wish for a State will have it.

      We shall live at last as free men on our own soil, and die peacefully in our own homes.

      The world will be freed by our liberty, enriched by our wealth, magnified by our greatness.

      And whatever we attempt there to accomplish for our own welfare, will react powerfully and beneficially for the good of humanity

      Comment by Herbert Stolpmann — April 10, 2018 @ 1:56 am

      • Herbert Stolpmann wrote: “read Theodor Herrzl’s book ‘Der Judenstaat’ which he wrote in 1896 – long before Jacob Schiff became vocal”

        Already done. Ditto for his diaries.

        HS wrote: “The Jewish question persists wherever Jews live in appreciable numbers. Wherever it does not exist, it is brought in together with Jewish immigrants.”

        The anti-Semitic postulate of political Zionism (stating that Jews are such a pest that no people can stand their presence in significant numbers for a long time) is not new to me.

        HS wrote: “We are naturally drawn into those places where we are not persecuted, and our appearance there gives rise to persecution.”

        We?!? So you’re that kind of “German.” THIS is new to me. Therefore, stop posturing like a German. You’re not of German descent, and your ancestors were just aliens living in Germany.

        HS wrote: “This is the case, and will inevitably be so, everywhere, even in highly civilised countries—see, for instance, France—so long as the Jewish question is not solved on the political level.”

        No need to use the old Zionist canard that Herzl’s Zionist awakening came from the Dreyfuss affair when he was in France. Now admittedly a Zionist fairy tale and debunked lie.

        By the way, funny enough to see you tell me that no Gentile people willingly wants to live with the Jews. Do you really believe that I didn’t know that? Do you believe that I need to be convinced that the Jewish question must definitely be solved.

        HS wrote: “The book concludes: […]”

        Already knew the final words from Herzl’s book. They show very well what the Judenfrage was in Herzl’s mind: as much a problem WITH the Jews (i.e. the problem the Jews were for the Gentiles) as a problem FOR the Jews (i.e. the problems the Jews had with the Gentiles when the latter reacted against the actions of the Jews in their neighborhood). Nothing in common with today’s Zionist deceptive depiction of the Jewish problem, i.e. with the politically-motivated one-sided horror story of mean Gentiles persecuting nice innocent Jews for no good reason but pure evilness and sadistic bloodlust.

        Comment by hermie — April 10, 2018 @ 7:18 am

        • It’s not clear if you were replying tongue in cheek; but HS was quoting Herzl’ book of course. The “we” was Herzl’s word.

          Comment by blake121666 — April 10, 2018 @ 8:22 pm

          • jermie
            I am able to trace my ancestry back to Gerhard Stolpmann (1418.05.09 – death 1427.07.22) who was a Crusader Bishop and Teutonic Knight.
            Most descendants were rather large landowners to this date.
            Some I located back to the States and own a vineyard in California – others are lawyers.
            Hardly any outright working class

            Comment by Herbert Stolpmann — April 11, 2018 @ 2:28 am

            • Herbert Stolpmann wrote: “jermie I am able to trace my ancestry back to Gerhard Stolpmann (1418.05.09 – death 1427.07.22) who was a Crusader Bishop and Teutonic Knight. Most descendants were rather large landowners to this date.”

              Nice attempt. But too late, Herb…[or whatever your real name]. The genie is out of the bottle, Schlomo. You’ve messed up. Your cover is now gone once and for all. Just move on…

              Comment by hermie — April 11, 2018 @ 7:28 am

              • You wrote: “The genie is out of the bottle, Schlomo. You’ve messed up. Your cover is now gone once and for all. Just move on…”

                I don’t know who Schlomo is, but I have met Herbert Stolpmann, and he is real.

                Comment by furtherglory — April 11, 2018 @ 12:09 pm

                • Yes, he’s real…ly Jewish. 😉

                  Comment by hermie — April 12, 2018 @ 12:25 am

          • Blake wrote: “HS was quoting Herzl’ book of course. The “we” was Herzl’s word.”

            Well tried, but he was not. Checked and refuted assertion. What a poor defense…

            Comment by hermie — April 11, 2018 @ 7:17 am

      • The Jews have not proven to be a good race. They are liars, cheaters murderers, and deserve whatever they get in regards to Evil coming up on them. God has already dealt with them in the past and because of their hard heartedness and stubbornness he will deal with them in the future they never learn they are just parasites that live off of good-hearted family law abiding people.

        The Jews have murdered more people than any other race of people.
        I GUESS THAT’S A GOOD THING FOR YOU RIGHT

        JR

        Comment by Jim Rizoli — April 10, 2018 @ 8:36 am

        • You wrote: “The Jews have not proven to be a good race. They are liars, cheaters murderers, and deserve whatever they get in regards to Evil coming up on them.”

          Amen to that!

          Comment by furtherglory — April 10, 2018 @ 4:48 pm

  3. Great video on Treblinka and an answer to those who deny that Treblinka was used as a transit camp.

    JR

    Comment by Jim Rizoli — April 9, 2018 @ 3:42 pm


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