Treblinka Author:Jean-Francois Steiner Treblinka is the book that is causing a world-wide re-examination of the Jewish experience in the face of the Nazi holocaust. For it fully documents for the first time--and for the the first time brings to worldwide attention --an event of enormous significance. — It is a story that begins in 1942, when the S.S. chos Treblinka, a small village n... more »ortheast os Warsaw, as the site for a model death camp--the first of its kind--a camp which existed only t mass-produce death and in which no work was done but the labor of death. There, in the summer of 1943, a small group of Jewish prisoners planned and led an armed rebellion, killing the S.S. guards and destroying the compound where during a single year 800,000 men, women, adn children had been exterminated.
For the technicians of the Final Solution the revolt was an inexplicable defeat. they methodically set out to erase its memory--plowing under the rubble and ashes of the camp, its victims and its slain garrison. It was not until twenty years later that Jean-Francois Steiner, following a trail of rumors and meager references, tracked down the scattered survivors of the uprisising and was able to record their story. With the publication of his book, the truth--and the meaning-- of Treblinka, are reinstated in history.
Seen in the context of the systematic dehumanizing techniques applied by the S.S., the revolt of Treblinka emerges as an act beyond heroism--a deed of men who had to recreate their own humanity.....« less