Treblinka. Monument made from stones. Area of 22,000 square meters covered with concrete, on which put 17,000 stones with the names of Polish towns and cities, from where the murdered people were. Concrete covers human ashes and protects them from living (yet till the 90's appeared here gold searchers with metal detectors). The only individual commemoration is a stone dedicated to the memory of Henryk Goldszmit (Janusz Korczak), which together with children from orphanages of Warsaw ghetto was killed in a gas chamber. Canadian philosopher Emil Fakenheim (prisoner of Sachsenhausen) says that after the Holocaust to the 613 mitzvot was added 614. mitzvah. Injunction of memory. Injunction of fidelity of memory.
Treblinka. Place of cremation. In the camp there was an orchestra of Artur Gold. He was the Jewish famous entertainment composer from the Warsaw ghetto, who before the war had own orchestra and recorded for Columbia Records and for the English studios. Dressed in colorful tails and big bow ties they played to Germans throughout the day. As witness recalled: "They played at noon, to Germans dinner, under the windows of canteen. They played after the appeal, after the beating. We sang "Goral, don't you regret?" to in the countryside, far away, in Wólka, peasants have heard that here is life. Because the peasants then said: How they singing there!Germans shouted: Louder!". From the other stories, worth of quoting is the story of a barber about beautiful Jewish girl Ruth Dorfman: "It is interesting that I remembered her name, because in general I do not remember their names. I cut the hair of her, and she asked me how long lasts dying. I told her - fifteen or twenty minutes. They gassed with gases emitted from Russian tanks."
Treblinka. Rail tracks. "You are free to take the gold and the money" - this was written on German posters in the Warsaw ghetto. "They meant more or less: do not forget to bring money and gold '"- writes Rachel Auerbach. Transports brought lawyers, bankers, doctors, landlords. They took with them the whole property. After leaving the wagon they were greeted by following inscription: "Warsaw Jews! You are in the transit camp, from which you will be transferred to labor camps. To prevent epidemics, you have to give your clothes and stuff for immediate disinfection. Gold, money, foreign currency and jewelry should be deposited at the counter, where you will get a receipt. They will be give back later on presentation of receipts. To be clean, all must take bath before continuing." After an hour, murdered people burned on a big grate made by railroad rails.
Gravel. At the end of the so-called "Black Road" was a penal labor camp. Continuously resided there about 2,000 people, mostly Poles and Jews of Polish origin. Half of the 20,000 prisoners who passed through the labor camp - died of exhaustion or were killed. Witness: "Work in gravel oversaw the Ukrainians, who walked on slopes above the pit. For fun, sometimes they called a stared prisoner, a Jew, and they pushed him from the slop. With this fall unfortunate person broke arms and legs. Work in the gravel pit was murderous. The middle of summer - the heat, no water to drink. People working in the gravel pit looked like skeletons, bones covered with skin."
Treblinka. Golden Harvest. Photo of the local peasants from 1945. They pose for a common photograph with a Polish soldiers who stopped them on predatory plunder of graves. In the report from the raid a commander of the soldiers wrote: "Digging people had golden rings and teeth crowns and porcelain teeth in gold and silver fittings." At the foot of the sitting persons arranged skulls and tibias... Historian Jan Tomasz Gross: "...Europeans, which we see in the photo, most likely engaged in digging up ashed human remains in search of gold and valuables missed by the Nazi murderers. (...) The seemingly mild mood of this view concerns two central themes of the Holocaust - the mass murder of Jews and accompanying the crime of plunder of Jewish property... (...)"
Private guided Treblinka Tour with an English speking guide.
Sightseeing of Treblinka and memorials in forest with a licensed guide.
All tickets and fees included in the price (museum, tour guides, parking, fuel, VAT).
Your journey by comfortable car (1-4 persons: Mercedes E or Volvo S80; 4-6 persons: Mercedes Viano or VW Multivan; 7-15 persons: Mercedes Sprinter) will start from anywhere in Warsaw, at time which you will choose. Upon arrival to the camp in Treblinka, while individual tour, licensed guide for 2 hours narrate and guides you in the camp. After completion of Treblinka Tour, our qualified driver takes you to any place in Warsaw.
1. Transit Warsaw - Treblinka.
2. Treblinka. Museum of Struggle and Martyrdom of Treblinka. Permanent exhibition in the museum with multimedia shows. Symbolic railway track and the platform on which the selection was made. Monument in honor of the murdered. Cremation place.
3. Transit Treblinka - Warsaw.
The total duration of the tour: 5 hours.
Distance between Warsaw and Treblinka is 105 km / 65 miles.
Approximate driving time one way: 1 hours 30 minutes.
Approximate length of sightseeing: 2 hours.
Time of Treblinka Tour may vary slightly due to the situation on the road or random events which are out of Organizer's control.