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Subject: Holocaust Almanac:  Treblinka - mechanized slaugherhouse
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Archive/File: camps/aktion.reinhard/treblinka treblinka.07
Last-Modified: 1994/02/11

"Treblinka, sixty miles northeast of Warsaw, was set down in a dense pine
forest, isolated by a nine-foot electrified barbed wire fence. It was hard
to imagine that behind the always freshly painted railway station, adorned
with geraniums in neat window boxes, a death toll of 840,000 was being
exacted, using highly mechanized extermination techniques. No planes,
friendly or otherwise, were permitted to fly over it or near it. There were
two camps. Treblinka I, created in 1941, was used to punish political
prisoners who were assigned slave labor duties as part of their
`regeneration.' The Poles among them were usually released when their terms
of punishment were completed. The Jews were either worked to death or
transferred to Treblinka II, which became on of the main Nazi murder
centers. At Treblinka II, 300,000 Jews, uprooted from Warsaw, were executed
during the three summer months of 1942.<12> The historian of the Warsaw
Ghetto uprising, Emmanuel Ringelblum, referred to it in his diary notes as
`the slaughter house of European Jewry.'

The term `mechanized' for Treblinka must be taken literally. The technical
appointments of its gas chambers and crematoria were unsurpassed until Hoess
added refinements at Auschwitz that won back for that camp the trophy for
lethal ingenuity. The enterprising director of the C.N. Kori Company, when
he submitted the bid for equipment at bargain prices, boasted: `We guarantee
the effectiveness of the crematoria ovens as well as their durability, the
use of the best materials and of course, our faultless workmanship.'<13>

<12> Statistics cited by Yehuda Bauer in "A History of the Holocaust" p.209
<13> Testimony at Nuremberg Military Tribunal Trial, cited in William
     Shirer, The Rise and Fall of the Third Reich, pp.971-973

Extracted from--------------------------------------------------- 
"THE REDEMPTION OF THE UNWANTED", Abram L.  Sachar (New York: St.
Martin's/Marek, 1983.

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