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_The Death Camp Treblinka: A Documentary_
edited by Alexander Donat
c. 1979,  Holocaust Library, New York
Library of Congress Card No. 79-53471
p. 14

The estimates of the total of Treblinka victims vary. According to the
official German court expert, the director of the Munich Institute for
Contemprary History, Dr. Helmut Krausnick, at least 700,000 -- including
the 329,000 Jews from Warsaw -- died there.  At the second Treblinka
trial, another expert, Dr. Wolfgang Scheffler, raised this figure to
900,000 victims.  The official Polish figure as given by Z.
Lukaszkiewicz is 800,000;  Racchel Auerbach puts it at 1,074,000;
Franciskek Zabecki, a Pole who was traffic controller at the Treblinka
Station and on behalf of the Polish Home Army (AK) kept a daily record
of all train transports, insisted it could not have been less than
1,200,000, "beyond the shadow of a doubt."  The most convincing evidence
was given to me personally by Samuel Rajzman, the senior of the
Treblinka survivors:  he had been eyewitness to an SS party celebrating
the one-millionth arrival in Treblinka.  That party was held long before
the end of the camp's operations.

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