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Death Camp Treblinka - Survivor's Stories

During WWII, Nazi Germany embarked on the systematic murder of all European Jews, approximately 6 million men, women and children, in what has come to be known as the Holocaust. Death Camp Treblinka - Survivor's Stories is the story of the mass murder of 800,000 Jews at the Nazi run concentration camp known as Treblinka.
  • Title ID 96-TSS
  • History, Military History, World History, Social Studies
  • 1 Program
  • 1 Supplemental File
  • 10th Grade through Post Secondary
  • Released in 2014 by BBC
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Death Camp Treblinka - Survivor's StoriesRunning time is 59 minutes

Under the direction of Adolf Eichmann and SS leader Heinrich Himmler, the Nazis built Treblinka soley to murder Jews. There the camp commandant Franz Stangl and his second in command Kurt Franz were responsible for the killing of 800,000 Jews until a prisoner revolt in 1943 led by Rudi Masaryk.

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No matter how many documentaries I watch about the Nazi death Camps, they never lose the power to shock, partly because of the subject matter but also because filmmakers are always looking for new ways to tell similar stories. Death Camp Treblinka: Survivor Stories (BBC4) gave a voice to the two remaining survivors, Kalman Taigman and Samuel Willenberg, of the 875,000 Jews and Gypsies who were sent to Treblinka in 1941-2. That they are both in their 80s and may not be around much longer only made their testimonies more compelling.
The Guardian