Treblinka Author:Jean-Francois Steiner It is a story that begins in 1942, when the S.S. chose Treblinka, a small village northeast of Warsaw, as the site for a model death camp-the first of its kind-a camp which existed only to 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 ... more »armed rebellion, killing S.S. guards and destroying the compound where during a single year 800,000 men, women, & 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 its camp, its victims and its slain garrison. It was not until 20 years later that Jean-Francois Steiner, following a trail of rumors and meager references, traceked down the scatter surviors of the uprising and was able to record their story. With the publication of his book, the truth-and the meaning-of Treblinka are reinstated in history.
Treblinka shed more light than any previous document on the slaughter of the six million, and on the tragic questions that still exist. For by showing Treblinka Did revolt it makes unmistakably clear for the first time how it was possible that Auschwitz,Belsen, Dachau did Not.« less