Jankiel Wiernik was a Polish-Jewish Holocaust survivor who was an influential figure in the Treblinka extermination camp uprising of August Following his . File:Jankiel Wiernik Rok w Treblince jpg Polski: Pierwsza strona relacji Jankiela Wiernika “Rok w Treblince” wydanej w Jankiel (or Yankel)-Yaakov Wiernik (in Hebrew: יעקב ויירניק; born , Biala Jankiel Wiernik Rok w Treblince jpg × ; KB.

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The first time he came to Camp No. It was a martyr’s death. Their faces were greedy and savage and inspired fear and loathing in those who had to deal with them. Just a moment while we sign you in to your Goodreads account. He was about 45 years old, of medium height, with a perpetual smile on his face.

He gave them the best food and the best clothes.

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Your Web browser is not treblnce for JavaScript. If they failed to do so, the Ukrainians killed them. Kostenko and Andreyev were very gentle. During the day it was very hot and we were tortured by thirst.

She was saying something to us, but we could not understand what she was saying and could not help her.

Jankiel Wiernik

Next to nearly every one of us there was either a German with a whip or a Ukrainian armed with treblincr gun. Each chamber had a door facing Camp No. We got a shower and even clean linens once a week, and a greblince had been set up in which female inmates were working.

Thus, the Germans carried out the deportations in such a way that the Jews pushed into the trains of their own free will, without thinking of what might be in store for them. They were followed by several wagons carrying all their possessions: Reviews User-contributed reviews Add a review and share your thoughts with other readers.


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Once again, Franz delivered a speech in which he said that from now on everybody was going to be put to work at his own occupation. The dirtier one’s conscience and hands, the higher the glory their owner will achieve.

This book is quite graphic about what the author saw while he was captive in Treblinka and is one of the best with respect to day to day operations and conditions in the camp. Next came a transport from the Treblinka Penal Camp.

As we worked, we would be hit over the head. There will be a rich harvest. I have a feeling that all my experiences have become imprinted on my face. The chamber was equipped with a gas pipe inlet and a baked tile floor slanting towards the platform.

A Year In Treblinka by Jankiel Wiernik

He was persuaded in late to write A Year in Treblinka in spite of his initial reluctance Wiernik had little education and was not a skilled writer. Wiernik also testified in the Ludwig Fischer’s trial Jankiel Wiernik was a Polish-Jewish Holocaust survivor who was an influential figure in the Treblinka extermination camp uprising of August The “performances” took place on Sundays.

A German proved his skill, Franz said, by his ability to master any situation. They selected from the transports the elderly and the ill, and made them sit on a long bench facing an open ditch. Want to Read saving….

Living under such conditions, the inmates did not last long. The day of our trdblince was approaching. The Jewish people endured unbelievable cruelty,this book is well written,and educates us to what really happened in the death camps. Tay rated it wiernij liked it Jan 13, Very informative book it makes readers think this must not happen again to anybody no matter what religion colour or country the people come from This book should make anyone who read it must shout out this should never happen again to anyone ever again to Jews Muslim Catholics prodison Hindu or a any ones beliefs.


We had to work from dawn to dusk under the ceaseless threat of beatings from whips and rifle butts. They began by celebrating the “retirement” of the excavator which had been exhuming our dead brethren. Long live the Jews! The sun shone brightly through the small, grated windows of our barrack. The blood of innocent victims receive adulation and there is no need for them to treblinec their hands.

The members of the choir had to work just as hard as the rest of the inmates, but had special hours for singing and performing their music. The German fiends were particularly pleased when transports of victims from foreign countries arrived.

Whenever such a grave was opened, a terrible stench rose from them, because the bodies were already in an advanced stage of decomposition. After the work on the gas chambers had been completed, I was transferred back to Camp No.