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Death Camp Treblinka: Survivor Stories

Posted on 15/08/2012
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The shocking stories of the last living survivors of Nazi death camp Treblinka will be told in a documentary on the BBC tonight, which was researched and produced by Professor David Cesarani.  

Death Camp Treblinka: Survivor Stories delves into the dark heart of the Nazi holocaust and the Treblinka extermination camp where more than 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, broadcast on BBC Four at 9pm tonight, documents their amazing survivor stories and the tragic fate of their families, and offers new insights into a forgotten death camp.

Professor David Cesarani, from the Department of History at Royal Holloway, researched and assisted in the production of the film, with PhD student Dr Kasia Person also working as a researcher and consultant.

For more information visit the BBC website.


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