Death Camp Treblinka – Survivor stories

Programme on BBC Four (TV) tonight at 21:00 – Death Camp Treblinka – Survivor stories

(c) Zoe Yacoub 2007

The dark heart of the Nazi holocaust, Treblinka was an extermination camp where over 800,000 Polish Jews perished from 1942. Only two men can bear final witness to its terrible crimes. Samuel Willenberg and Kalman Taigman were slave labourers who escaped in a dramatic revolt in August 1943. One would seek vengeance in the 1944 Warsaw Uprising, while the other would appear in the sensational trial of Adolf Eichmann in 1961. This film documents their amazing survivor stories and the tragic fate of their families, and offers new insights into a forgotten death camp.

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One Response to Death Camp Treblinka – Survivor stories

  1. zoeyacoub says:

    In case you missed this excellent programme, it’s currently available on the BBC iPlayer – – I’d definitely recommend it. It’s informative and moving and interesting to find out more about this extermination camp, about which relatively little is known. The interviews with the two survivors are great for potential use in the classroom and they show that there was no template for survival.

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