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Archaeologists Find Treblinka Gas Chambers

Dig at Nazi death camp yields first physical evidence of gas chambers, 'massive amounts of human bone.'

The first-ever archaeological excavations at the Nazi death camp Treblinka in Poland have revealed new mass graves, as well as the first physical evidence that this camp held gas chambers. The camp had been bulldozed in 1943. To cover their tracks, the Nazis went so far as to plant crops and build a farmhouse on the leveled ground.

Presented in a new documentary, "Treblinka: Hitler's Killing Machine," which aired Saturday on the Smithsonian Channel, the excavations revealed brick walls and foundations from the gas chambers, as well as mass graves and massive amounts of human bone, some of which was close to the ground's surface or exposed to the elements.



Historians estimate that about 900,000 Jews were murdered at the camp over just 16 months.

The Nazis began deporting Jews to Treblinka in July 1942, mostly from the ghettos of Warsaw and Radom. There were two camps: Treblinka I was a forced-labor camp where prisoners were made to manufacture gravel for the Nazi war effort. A little more than a mile (2 kilometers) away was Treblinka II, the death camp, where Jews were sent on trains.

The victims were told that they were going to a transit camp before being sent on to a new life in eastern Europe. The deception was elaborate: Nazis erected a fake train station in the remote spot, complete with false ticket-counter and clock.

"There was an orchestra set up near the reception area of the camp to play," archaeologist Caroline Sturdy Colls told Live Science. "It was run by a famous composer at the time, Artur Gold."

The gas chamber was the subject of the teams' second dig. The excavations revealed a brick wall and foundation. There were two sets of gas chambers built at Treblinka, the first with a capacity of about 600 people, the second able to hold about 5,000. The gas chambers were the only brick buildings in the camp, Colls said. The digs also revealed orange tiles that matched eyewitness descriptions of the floor of the gas chambers. Each tile was stamped with a Star of David, apparently in order to fool the victims into believing that the building was “a Jewish-style bathhouse.”

The Jewish deportees were split into two groups, one of men and the other of women and children, and ordered to undress for "delousing." After handing over their valuables and documents, the victims were sent to the gas chambers, which were pumped full of exhaust fumes from tank engines. “Within about 20 minutes, some 5,000 people inside would be killed by carbon monoxide poisoning. Corpses were initially buried in mass graves, but later in 1942 and 1943, Jewish slave laborers were forced to reopen the graves and cremate the bodies on enormous pyres,” adds Live Science.

After the war, Treblinka was turned into a memorial. Out of respect for the victims, no excavation was allowed there, until Colls and her colleagues won approval from Polish authorities as well as Jewish religious leaders to conduct a limited dig.

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______________________________It's so very important to keep records of what's found on the net because you never know when it's going to be treated just like the people at treblinka...disappeared.

Especially where holocaust deniers are concerned.


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It's a very sad thing. I can barely imagine.

We cannot forget however, that Torah has blessings...and curses.

What about today's 'church'? The JGIG's of the world?

Heb 10:29 How much worse punishment do you think shall he deserve who has trampled the Son of Elohim underfoot, counted the blood of the covenant by which he was set apart as common, and insulted the Spirit of favour?

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When people try to say it never happened...

I KNEW some of these people face to face. I never understood how people could hurt 30 years after an awful thing. I used to think that after that much time, it should be let go of and forgotten. How wrong I was in my youth.

I cared for hundreds of the survivors, and learned some of their stories, saw their horror, pain and sorrow first hand. So when Iran and such tries to say it didn't happen, all I can do is shake my head with indignation and sadness.

While people are alive, there is hope for repentance. Even for those who carry wrong theologies. We don't know what will occur in their lives to change their hearts, minds, and spirits.

We try to minister to them, but ultimately it's only God who can bring about the change. Until then, we have the dead among the living. A woman once told me, why are you so surprised when the dead act like the dead? Sometimes a reminder is needed.


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temu wrote:
It's a very sad thing. I can barely imagine.

We cannot forget however, that Torah has blessings...and curses.

What about today's 'church'? The JGIG's of the world?

Heb 10:29 How much worse punishment do you think shall he deserve who has trampled the Son of Elohim underfoot, counted the blood of the covenant by which he was set apart as common, and insulted the Spirit of favour?


Well said. Yah forbid. "My people are destroyed for lack of knowledge," but O! "Come out of her MY PEOPLE..." Oh Yah, please call your people out before the plagues...


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Well said. Yah forbid. "My people are destroyed for lack of knowledge," but O! "Come out of her MY PEOPLE..." Oh Yah, please call your people out before the plagues...



Yes! Amein!

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