Treblinka Concentration Camp

Type   Prison Camp
Historical Name of Location   Treblinka, Masovian, Poland

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Treblinka Concentration Camp Timeline

1 Jun 1942 The Treblinka Concentration Camp in Poland began operation.
22 Jul 1942 At a meeting of the Judenrat, the Jewish Council which the Germans had set up to relay their orders to the people of the ghetto, SS Sturmbannführer Hermann Höfle, the Resettlement Commissar, announced that all Jews living in Warsaw, Poland, regardless of age or sex, were to hold themselves in readiness for "resettlement on the east", ie. deportation. It was an order without appeal. For nine weeks the Ghetto Jews were herded onto cattle trucks and transported to Belzec and Treblinka Concentration Camps, where, on arrival, they were marched to the gas chambers and killed in their thousands.
23 Jul 1942 Treblinka Concentration Camp in Poland began mass extermination by gassing. Its first prisoners would be Jews recently deported from the ghetto in Warsaw. 700,000 would be killed within the following one year.
2 Aug 1943 200 Jews revolted in Treblinka concentration camp in Poland, burning down several buildings, and attempted to escape; camp guards found and killed most of them.




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WW2-Era Place Name Treblinka, Masovian, Poland
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