Treblinka - German extermination camp
wikipedia: Treblinka (Polish pronunciation: [trɛˈblʲinka]) was a Nazi extermination camp in occupied Poland during World War II near the village of Treblinka in the modern-day Masovian Voivodeship of Poland. The camp, which was constructed as part of Operation Reinhard, operated between July 23, 1942 and October 19, 1943. During this time, approximately 870,000 men, women and children were killed at Treblinka. This figure includes more than 800,000 Jews, as well as an undetermined number of Romani people.
The camp, which was operated by the SS and Eastern European Trawnikis, consisted of Treblinka I and II. The first camp was a forced-labour center. Inmates worked in either the nearby gravel pit or irrigation area. Between June 1941 and July 23, 1944, more than half of its 20,000 inmates died from execution, exhaustion, or mistreatment.
wikipedia: Treblinka (Polish pronunciation: [trɛˈblʲinka]) was a Nazi extermination camp in occupied ...
Treblinka was an extermination camp built by Nazi Germany in occupied Poland during World War II. It ...
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