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Treblinka - Concentration Camp.

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Chapter Lists: 1. Treblinka - Concentration Camp, Structure ..................... 2. The First Shipments To Treblinka ................................. 3. The Extermination Process ......................................... 4. The Victims Of The Concentration Camp ........................ 5. Resistance and Rebellions ......................................... 6. The Destruction Of The Camp .................................... 7. Treblinka As A memorial Site ..................................... Treblinka - Concentration Camp, The Structure Treblinka was one of the three concentration camps who where operating during World War II. Treblinka was located about sixty Kilometers from Warsaw and about four Kilometers from the town Treblinka, which had a train station on the main road Warsha - Byalistock . The camp was loacted on a deserted place with very little population living there, covered by a forest and hidden well from the public. The camp was built in 1942 and got its name from the near work camp, Treblinka. The camp was built by the Nazis in order to operate their plan - The Final Selution - which means the destruction of all the Jews in Europe. The camp was spread over two hundred dunams and was surrounded with a spiked fence in the hight of almost three meters. Inside the fence pine trees were planted in order to keep outsiders and bypassers from seeing what's going on inside the camp. All along the fence there were guarding towers to keep an eye on the Jews inside. All the buildings were built by Jews. The camp inside was spread to two parts : - Shacks and homes for the Nazi soldiers , warehouses and workshops. ...read more.

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The children where shoved above all the people. The building was hermetically sealed and gas, produced by an engine of a tank filled the chambers. The gas came from pipes, which connected the dispenser pipe to special openings in the ceiling of the chambers. The process took fifteen minutes but just to be sure, the Germans left the Jews in there for forty minutes. Then Jewish workers were collecting and piling up the bodies, and throw them into big graves. Some time later they started to burn the bodies instead of burying them. The Average amount of Jews who were killed in the gas chambers where 11-12 thousand people. The maximum number of dead Jews was 15-18 thousand people dead in one day. A Picture Of A Mass Grave In Treblinka: A Picture Taken These Days Of The Fire Ovens Where The Jew's Bodies Where Burnt. There were Jewish workers also cleaning up all the "mess" which the Jews left behind them. They were about 200-300 Jews there and they were held separately from the other prisoners. The yellow patches and all other identities where removed from the dead bodies, for example if a guy had a tattoo on his body they would have pealed it off and use it as painting or other decorations. Passports and identity cards were destroyed to remove all evidence that the Jews who where killed ever lived. Those Jews were also removing gold teeth and any valuable or identifying item from the dead bodies. ...read more.

Conclusion

At that day the rebels cut down the phone lines, burnt the gas chambers and other building including the weapons warehouse and assaulted German and Ukraine soldiers. They took the weapons of the dead gourds and try while shooting to escape the camp. Most of the rebels were killed during the escape trial but some managed to escape. Most of the camp was burnt during the rebellion - because of the fact that it was made by wood. 200 prisoners managed to escape the burning Treblinka but only 70 survived because of the guards. The guards chased the escapers and the prisoners that were captured were killed in the spot. The others who were captured had to dismantle the camp and cover any tracks to the crimes committed there. The camp area was harvested, planted with trees and became a farm - all to cover up all the crimes which were committed there. The Dismantle Of The Camp And Treblinka As A Memorial Site After the rebellion, the camp was destroyed. The year was 1943 somewhere around October. The areas of the camp were memorialized(??????) In the tenth of May 1964 there was a ceremony to the memory of all the victims who died there. There were 30,000 people in the ceremony. In the area of the camp a memorial site was founded - A national Polish Site - shaped as a cemetery. On the hundreds of tombstones are written the names of the towns and cities which people were brought from to be killed in Treblinka. Treblinka today: The End 16 1 ...read more.

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