The sadists of Treblinka
22nd June 1943: Amongst the unspeakable horrors of one of the Nazi centres for mass murder the SS torment and torture the forced labourers
In Treblinka, one of the principal death 'camps' that were being used to exterminate the Jews of Poland, a number of Jews were temporarily reprieved. A few hundred were diverted from the gas chambers to work, in the most appalling conditions, on the disposal of the bodies and the sorting of personal possessions. At first, the SS had periodically killed these workers and taken new 'recruits' from the arriving transports. But it became too troublesome to train the new workers constantly. It was for this reason that some of the forced labourers survived for more than a few months.
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