New evidence of mass graves found at Treblinka

Treblinka on fire during prisoner revolt of August 2, 1943A team of archaeologists from the University of Birmingham have discovered new evidence of huge mass graves on the former site of the Nazi extermination camp Treblinka.

Since the Nazis razed the camp in November of 1943 after a prisoner revolt, leaving little visible evidence of the 800,000+ Jews they’d slaughtered in just over a year of operation, Holocaust deniers have claimed that Treblinka wasn’t a death camp at all, but rather a transit station where prisoners were sorted before being shipped off to other labor camps. (Interestingly, that’s just what the SS told new arrivals before making them undress and sending them to the “showers” for “delousing.”)

This is the first coordinated scientific attempt to locate graves at Treblinka. Led by forensic archaeologist Caroline Sturdy Colls, the research team used ground-penetrating radar and aerial and satellite imagery to look for burial sites without breaking ground, out of respect for Jewish Halacha law which forbids disturbing burial sites.

Bomb crater exposes buried bones, Treblinka, 1945Sturdy Colls said: “All the history books state that Treblinka was destroyed by the Nazis but the survey has demonstrated that simply isn’t the case.”

She added: “I’ve identified a number of buried pits using geophysical techniques. These are considerable in size, and very deep, one in particular is 26 by 17 metres.”

Treblinka excavator digging mass grave pitsDug by an enormous excavator from the quarry at the nearby Treblinka I forced labour camp, each of these large pits are thought to contain the charred remains of thousands of bodies. Some of the pits were used for burial, others as cremation pits. In March 1943, Heinrich Himmler visited the camp and ordered that all the bodies be cremated. The burial pits were opened and the corpses burned on cremation grates built out of railway tracks. There are pictures extant of the resulting ash heaps.

BBC Radio 4 will air a program following the Colls’ work at Treblinka. The Hidden Graves of the Holocaust first airs on Monday, January 23 at 8:00 PM.

A more personal witness to the horrors of the Holocaust can be found in a remarkable book recently published by the Auschwitz Memorial and Museum: The Sketchbook from Auschwitz. In 1947, Józef Odi, a former prisoner who was working as a watchman on the Auschwitz grounds, found 32 sketches on 22 pages rolled into a bottle and hidden in the foundations of a barracks near the gas chambers and crematoria.

These incredible works of art, beautiful and horrifying in equal measure, are the only drawings made in Birkenau to depict the extermination of Jews. They are signed with the initials MM, so we don’t even know the name of the artist. We know from some of the depictions that they were made in 1943 and that the artist was immensely courageous to make these detailed drawings recording the systematic mass-murder of Jews, including badge numbers of functionary prisoners, license plates of trucks and train cars.

This is the first time all of the MM sketches have been published.

Prisoner steps forward at roll call The crematorium at work The separating of families

83 thoughts on “New evidence of mass graves found at Treblinka

  1. Now Bełżec did not have barracks to house prisoners other then a small work detail. Belezec had train tracks deliberately leading into to the camp area diverted off the main line. So it wasn’t a “Transit” Camp.

    So the Germans were not facing out breaks o Typhus in a camp that wasn’t designed to store prisoners what so ever.

    It is feeble excuse most Holocaust Deniers give.. that the Germans were facing mass typhus out breaks prisoner in war camps and or transit camps. Thus the Germans some times resorted to mass graves. . That of course is the excuse Holocaust deniers use when their butt is handed to them in a debate…Belzec was neither a POW camp nor a Transit Camp there were no barracks. Thus why are Germans bringing massive amounts of people out to site not desgined to give them housing?

    Now the Archeological Evidence. Above CARELY Shows.. that Massive amounts of humans were being “processed” in Belzec and burned and buried in mass graves on the side. The graves were deliberately hidden un marked. Their contents of bodies removed cremated that their ash returned to the pits. Many of the pits were missed or forgotten in clear evidence of haste and to this day continue FULL human remains.


    The Final Solution to the Jewish Question as the Nazi’s called it. And their attempt to hide it as the Russian front approached from the East.

    Edgars F

  2. Krege was debunked years ago; he never published a report, his data collection was extremely suspect, his ‘proof’ has no attributable location on what part of the site he examined, he claimed the ground was undisturbed since the Stone Age despite the fact that there was also a railway cutting, a huge quarry and a cemetery. There is an excellent response to Krege on you tube and, I believe, that this combined with the mass of photographic evidence and the latest GPR surveys categorically exposes Krege as a fraud and a liar.

  3. Mr. Edgars F:

    Again, the same old failure. You presented us plain text – words – to prove a gigantic homicidal factory with lots of graves on a few hectares soil. Anyone can grab a paper and a pen and start writing, anyone can open microsoft word and start typing.
    E.g.: “I went yesterday to the movies, and I saw an alien spaceship. It was 4.5 x 5 x 7 m and their crew was composed by 5 aliens, all of them olive green, all heads oval, not exceding human size”
    Sounds like a report, doesn´t it? Yeah right.
    Don´t waste your time .. WE DON´T CARE ABOUT PLAIN TEXT ON REPORTS!
    In order to believe that Treblinka existed, I need photos of excavations, videos on situ, samples extracted on situ, equipment analyzing data, etc… I honestly don´t care about paper work or some 15 min radio show!
    I am an engineer myself and work in the lab, I analyze compounds 200,000 times smaller than thin sand! Are you honestly telling me that in 2012 it is hard to find to provide full info about monstruous graves on a few hectares with 800,000 bodies?
    Engineering is so advanced, work with it. I am not saying Treblinka didn´t existed, as a matter of fact I want to believe it existed, but you people are giving us a hard time believing it … This so called ultra advanced investigations, on a scientific perspective, are totally ridiculous! Where is the suport data??
    Provide us with technical elements and appropriate information, and maybe sometime we will stop talking .. Until there,as a scientist, I believe nothing.


  4. What plain texts?

    I’m showing you the evidence as found by accredited tenured and WELL respected archeological team and their founds of investigated site.

    Do you know what accredited and tenured means? It means the gentlemen in question have devoted their entire life to their profession and are well respected in their field.

    You can connect them directly at their respected University and chat with them on phone and person..

    Having worked on archeological teams myself while at university. I’m sure the Professors will have lots and lots and lots of video and photographs as the core samples were pulled up for your interests.

  5. These fools, bigots, and mental defectives who spout this rubbish…these so called “holocaust deniers”….why are they worthy of reply and debate?

    The history of the Second World War is thoroughly documented as is the Nazi genocide. And it still exists in living memory.

    Would you take the time to argue and present evidence to a cretin who proclaimed the sun rose in the west?

    Crawl back into your holes you disgusting worms. You’re affronts to human decency.

  6. We are told that the Allies literally walked into the German’s Camps while the Jews were being gassed and were being made into Tattooed Jewish Skin Lampshades. During the infamous Nuremberg trials THE ONLY evidence the Jews could find for the alleged gas chambers were the Alleged billions of Jewish Shrunken Heads, Tattooed Jewish Skin Lampshades, and the Jewish Fat Soaps. Don’t give us more memoirs and survivor stories of living with wolves for twenty years. Don’t give us more forged and faked photographs. Don’t give us more of the tortured confessions of some officer that was tortured to death to get him to confess. SHOW us the billions of Jewish Shrunken Heads and let us do a Scientific Examination of them by independent NON-Jewish NON-Zionist scientists from somewhere other than Israel, Europe, or America. NO Billions of Jewish Shrunken Heads means the whole entire Holohoax was lies, not exaggerations or misrepresentations but downright total lies. Where are the Billions of Jewish Shrunken Heads? No more Holohoax survivor lies. Show us Real scientifically verifiable “Physical Evidence” for your WW1 and WW2 Jewish Holocaust lies. Show us the Billions of Jewish Shrunken Heads!

    Disclaimer: Same as always. See above.

  7. The only camp that was partly operational and occupied by the Nazi caught in the act was Dachau. Liberated by American forces. The Nazi guards didn’t have a chance to escape, they were literally trying the hide the evidence up the last minute. The American 1st Cav rounded up all 54 guards and shot them by firing squad after forcing them to dig mass gaves for the uncountable dead in the camp. War crime possiblly. But those are breaks.

    The rest of the camps were abdandened by the Nazi’s as the front neared. Surivors in the camps (those that were not forced to march to their own deaths) literally lived among hunderds if not thousands of corpses. Such as Bergen-Belsen liberated by the US and British. They rounded up near by German villages and forced them to wittness what was found in the camps.

  8. “They rounded up nearby German villages and forced them to witness what was found in the camps.”
    Yes they did, and the only evidence they could find to show them was a table filled with: Jewish shrunken Heads, Tattooed Jewish skin lampshades, and Jewish Fat soap! Where are these alleged Proofs of the Jewish Holohoax? Why is it illegal in Europe for a Historian or a scientist to ask to see any real Physical evidence for the Jewish Holohoax?

    You are again side-stepping the problem. Show us the Billions of Jewish Shrunken Heads and let independent Scientists examine these Jewish Shrunken Heads, without the fear of being put in jail. No billions of Jewish Shrunken Heads, No WW2 or WW1 Jewish Holocaust, it is that simple!

  9. Where do you get the “billions” from? Nobody ever said they found even millions of shrunken heads. You are pretty fucking stupid there mister.

  10. “Where do you get the “billions” from?”

    Really? Finally you noticed a problem with the WW2 Jewish HoloHoax lies? Finally you realize that documented Scientific Physical Evidence is required for HoloHoax claims? You must be an anti-Semite and a DENIER for not believing in the billions of Jewish Shrunken heads!

    You don’t believe the Billions? So How many Jewish Shrunken Heads did the Germans Make? Where is your Evidence? Show us the Jewish Shrunken Heads and let independent Scientists examine these Jewish Shrunken Heads, without the fear of being put in jail. No billions of Jewish Shrunken Heads, No WW2 or WW1 Jewish Holocaust, it is that simple!

    Disclaimer: Same as always. See above.

  11. Hmmmm, how about the state of Israel? Coincidentally a state of 6 million jews formed in 1948.

  12. @Anonymous
    Now let’s have a look.

    David Irving is a notorious Hitler sympathizer who has been completely discredited as a historian by the academic world. He now makes his money by giving lectures to Neo-Nazi groups.

    Poor sad little Fred Leuchter blundered his way into Holocaust denial when he went off armed with a hammer and chisel and started chipping chunks off what he thought were the gas chambers at Auschwitz. He had been hired by Mr Zündel (see below) as an expert witness. Zündel was being tried for Holocaust denial in Canada. He paid Leuchter $30,000 to go to Auschwitz and not find evidence of the existence of gas chambers. Leucther’s academic credentials weren’t exactly stellar. The man had degree in History, but claimed to be an engineer. He wasn’t. He admits that he has no knowledge of toxicology, biology or chemistry. He was later taken to court for pretending to be an engineer.There were also a lot of problems with the way the chemical lab analysed the samples, which was later admitted to by the chemist who carried them out. Despite all this “definitive” proof of the non-existence of the gas-chambers,Zündel was found guilty and sent to prison.

    Zündel, amongst all the anti-Semitic racist drivel that he has written, Zündel also wrote a book about Hitler’s Secret UFOs. Enough said I think.

    Robert Faurisson is a well known anti-Semite, perhaps not the best person to be reading if you want to know the truth about the Holocaust. He has been taken to the French courts on several occasions for Holocaust denial and the court’s rulings have also been upheld by that other “Jew-Bolshevik Zionist” run organisation known as the UN Human Rights Committee. He also questions the veracity of Anne Frank’s diary.

    David Cole recanted his previous opinion about the existence of the gas-chambers. I don’t suppose it would enter that tiny little racist brain of yours to believe that he might just have been wrong and has been man enough to admit it?

    Germar Rudolf wasn’t simply “picked up and put in jail”. He ran off to America for a few years but was subsequently extradited (he applied for political asylum) and sent back to Germany. He wasn’t convicted of Holocaust denial just because of his “report” (which was flawed anyway), but because he wrote numerous books and pamphlets denying the Holocaust. Something Germans are very sensitive about.

    The reason the law says that the Holocaust took place is because there is OVERWHELMING evidence to support this.

    By the way the people people you are talking about are not revisionists, they’re simply Holocaust deniers and for the most part anti-Semite racist hate mongers. A bit like you by the sounds of it, notwithstanding your silly little disclaimer at the end of your comment.

  13. 800 000 bodies to gas, bury, dig up and then cremate is not even physically possible. Take a calculator and pick your number: weight of 800 000 bodies? Size of 800 000 bodies? Time required for cremation / burial / dig up? Number of teeth and bones that has to be crushed? Number of killings required per day? Pick any, and make a fool of yourself. Please, either you’re dumb, either you’re a Zionist puppet.
    In any case, this is laughable..

  14. Oh and btw, could someone, ANYONE, please present to the world a body, or a part of a body, that shows it’s been gassed?
    Good luck with that. Hang on, if 800 000 corpses were indeed there at some point, it shouldnt be a problem no?

  15. Nazis are evil because of the holocaust
    Holocaust is true because no historian refutes it
    No historian refutes it because they’ll be imprisoned
    Historians are imprisoned for denial, because nazis are evil
    It’s called circular logic and its found a lot in the book 1984

    Vids such as

    should trigger suspicion, what can you say against these? And thats only a fraction of what you can find if you take time to search, and thats just on YT.

    And also, Zionists have claiemd the “6 Million” Holocaust about 4 or 5 times since the beginning of the 20th century, I guess this time they actually managed to get it in…and go ahead with the extortion plan. I must say, thats genius.
    And lastly, the 6 million dead were already claimed by journalists in the middle of the war. Yes thats right, IT WASNT EVEN OVER YET.
    The hell with the Holohoax, and shame to the little human beings who instrumentalised and manipulated War tragedy. And shame on you for swallowing Zionist propaganda blindly and refusing to OPEN YOUR EYES even when facing the mountain of evidences that destroys this horrific myth.

    Truth does not fear investigation.

    Only a LIE needs the protection of the Law.

    When the truth is exposed, Israel and the Zionists will be in deep shit, and this time, unfortunately, innocent Jews will pay the price for their lies…

  16. The pits found by O Neil would never have been enough for the 800 000 alleged bodies. They werent ash when they were buried, but they were cremated afterwards. So it doesnt matter how much space takes the ashes of a cremated body, what matters is where and how they buried 800 000 bodies. Besides, he states 21000 square meters, but Kola, who was there with him says 21 000 cubic meter. Volume and surface is very different, conviniently ignored by O Neil. So the question is: Where were buried the 800 000 bodies? Have you ever consider the time and effort required to do such tasks? Or the time required to cremate 800 000 bodies in an open space? Get a grip for crying out loud. Is it really that hard to see that its a lie without physical evidence? Or do you contemplate your empty sack as real evidence?

  17. Nice comments – I enjoyed reading them – these people really are the pits. Unfortunately of course it is a never ending task to argue with somebody like the appropriately named anonymous and as I can see from his/her response he/she has sidestepped the issue of defending these worthless individuals and is now ranting about some other Holocaust Deniers’ hobby horse. Thing is the moment I see the word “Zionist” in a comment I switch off as I know I am dealing with some unemployed (and indeed most likely unemployable) idiot with an IQ in double figures spouting a load of conspiracy theories from some bigoted far right web sites as though it’s new information. Sad.

  18. An interesting fact was reported in a documentary I was watching on the history of chemical and biological warfare. Although Germany had chemical weapons before WWII, Hitler banned the use of chemical weapons by Nazi forces during WWII. Why is this? Because Hitler himself was a victim of chemical warfare during WWI when he was a serving Lieutenant in the German army he was injured in a mustard gas attack.
    So the question is, How then would Hitler have agreed to gassing people in the concentration camps especially with a chemical cocktail like Zyklon B?

  19. I went to Treblinka as a tourist because I read the book Mila 18. I was very sad after that visit. My previous comment was ment for a denier.

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  21. I wouldn’t call the WW2 nazi’s spineless or cowards. Even the einsatzgruppen proved tough when needed in combat. The denial is survival instinct. The nazi mentality is of a ‘follower’ mentality or group/herd mentality. Post war analysis of many nazi’s showed a dreamy/surreal persona, obviously induced by a cultic narcissistic atmosphere. Extreme narcissism ends up with a person that is psychotic…fitting the victims eyewitness accounts of many nazi’s. Cults always work in a hypnotic way.

  22. @ E Nielsen… U didn’t make Belzec, that was the beginning. If U like finding facts & minutiae Google up this… “Max Munk cigarette”. What ever happened to Lorenz Hackenholt? I mean Lorenz had to be the 2nd tallest man in nazi Germany behind Kaltenbrunner. How can one that tall & that strange looking have escpaed the dragnet? Biggest mystery ever.

  23. There is no evidence to show that Hitler was aware of mass gassings. While some historians follow the “intentionist” theory, that Hitler had planned at an early time to kill all the Jews of Europe, most historians now subscribe to the “fundamendalist” view;, that the Holocaust evolved during WWII and was a series of increasingly extreme measures, ultimately mass murder, conceived nd perpetrated by Hitler’s subordinates. For example, we know that Himmler, his deputy, had visited several extermination camps, but there is nothing to indicate that Hitler himself had visited any or even knew of them. There is not a single document signed or written by him that called for the extermination of the Jews, although, of course, there is his recorded speech before WWII in which he ranted that if the Eurpoean Jewish financiers succeeded in starting another war, it would result in the destruction of the Jewish race in Europe.
    The other view suggests that Hitler considered the Jews sub-human; as such, he would hardly have had misgivings about gassing them.

  24. Quotes of Evil

    “ To tell the truth, one did become used to it…they were cargo. I think it started the day I first saw the Totenlager [extermination area] in Treblinka. I remember Wirth standing there, next to the pits full of black-blue corpses. It had nothing to do with humanity — it could not have. It was a mass — a mass of rotting flesh. Wirth said ‘What shall we do with this garbage?’ I think unconsciously that started me thinking of them as cargo….I rarely saw them as individuals. It was always a huge mass. I sometimes stood on the wall and saw them in the “tube” — they were naked, packed together, running, being driven with whips… “

    Stangl’s own justification of his actions:

    “ What I had to do while I continued my efforts to get out was to limit my own actions to what I — in my own conscience — could answer for. At police training school they taught us that the definition of a crime must meet four requirements: there has to be a subject, an object, an action and intent. If any of these four elements is missing, then we are not dealing with a punishable offense….I could apply this to my own situation — if the subject was the government, the “object” the Jews, and the action the gassing, I could tell myself that for me, the fourth element, “intent”, (I called it free will) was missing “

    Franz Paul Stangl (26 March 1908 – 28 June 1971) was an Austrian-born SS commandant of the Sobibor and Treblinka extermination camps during the Operation Reinhard phase of the Holocaust. He was arrested in Brazil in 1967, extradited and tried in West Germany for the mass murder of 900,000 people, and in 1970 was found guilty and sentenced to the maximum penalty, life imprisonment. He died of heart failure six months later.

  25. The philosopher John Kekes discusses Stangl and the degree of his responsibility for war crimes in chapter 4 of his book, The Roots of Evil. The court Schwurgericht Düsseldorf found Stangl guilty on October 22, 1970, and sentenced him to maximum penalty, life imprisonment. While in prison, Stangl was interviewed extensively by Gitta Sereny, for a study of him published as Into that Darkness:

    “ “My conscience is clear about what I did, myself,” he said, in the same stiffly spoken words he had used countless times at his trial, and in the past weeks, when we had always come back to this subject, over and over again. But this time I said nothing. He paused and waited, but the room remained silent. “I have never intentionally hurt anyone, myself,” he said, with a different, less incisive emphasis, and waited again – for a long time. For the first time, in all these many days, I had given him no help. There was no more time. He gripped the table with both hands as if he was holding on to it. “But I was there,” he said then, in a curiously dry and tired tone of resignation. These few sentences had taken almost half an hour to pronounce. “So yes,” he said finally, very quietly, “in reality I share the guilt. . . . Because my guilt . . . my guilt . . . only now in these talks . . . now that I have talked about it all for the first time. . . .” He stopped.

    He had pronounced the words “my guilt”: but more than the words, the finality of it was in the sagging of his body, and on his face.

    After more than a minute he started again, a half-hearted attempt, in a dull voice. “My guilt,” he said, “is that I am still here. That is my guilt.”

    He died of heart failure nineteen hours after the conclusion of that interview, in Düsseldorf prison on June 28, 1971.

  26. One of the questions I have about the whole mess is since “Millions” of people died at various places over such a short period and many of these places were (I presume but maybe wrong) work camps. How could that number of people not fight back since there were more of the victims than the nazi soldiers. There is no way that these people could have not been aware what was going on? I just do not accept that these people willingly died. If they had any knowledge of what was taking place there would have been a massive uprising against those troops and the camp overtaken.

  27. In the “American Jewish yearbook” Sept 23 1911 to September 11 1912 on page 308 it states under Russia “Russia has since 1890 adopted a deliberate plan to expel or exterminate six millions of it’s people for no other reason than that they refuse to become members of the Greek church, but prefer to remain Jews.”

    Max Nordau, co-founder of the World Zionist Organization together with Theodore Herzl, made an astonishing pronouncement at the tenth Zionist Congress in Basle, Switzerland. He claimed that 6,000,000 Jews would be annihilated. This was twenty-two years before Hitler came to power and three years before World War I started.

    Shortly after the end of World War I hostilities, Zionists claim a “Holocaust” of “Six Million Jews” is imminent in Europe in a deceitful campaign to raise money for Jewish charities and also to distract public attention from the Jewish origins of Communism, the Bolshevik atrocities in Russia and the Armenian Genocide.

    CALSBAD, Aug. 27 (Jewish Telegraphic Agency).–“The League of Nations is a Jewish idea, and Jerusalem some day will become the capital of the world’s peace,” declared Dr. Nahum Sokolow, Chairman of the Zionist Exocutive Committee, at a special meeting of the Zionist Conference today.

    Jews commit a deliberate genocide. To put down nationalist resistance to a Communist takeover, Soviet Dictator Josef Stalin orders the Jewish-dominated Soviet Secret Police (NKVD) to orchestrate a man-made famine in the Ukraine. Stalin’s Jewish deputies and secret police chiefs (Kaganovich, Beria, Yagoda, etc) ruthlessly implement the murderous starvation policy. Between six and seven million Ukrainian men, women and children, are annihilated in this genuine Holocaust. It is now known as the “Holodomor.”

    In 1897 the National Jewish Association – Cologne
    published its programme (called ‘Theses’):

    (ii) Experience has shown that civic emancipation has fallen short
    of securing the social and cultural future of the Jewish people.
    The Final Solution of the Jewish Question
    lies therefore in the establishment of the Jewish State.

    Jewish leader Nahum Goldmann predicts “Six Million” Jewish victims before Nazi concentration camps have even fully completed construction.

    In September of 1944, eight months before the end of WWII, U.S. Communist (Jewish) Union leaders prematurely proclaim that nearly Six Million Jews have been killed, long before that could have been known or calculated.

    Sounds like the number 6 is an important number to some people. I wonder how much that number helped the Zionist in creating the state of Israel?

    The influential Zionist leader Nahum Goldmann, co-founder and long-time head of the World Jewish Congress, publishes a book about Jews, The Jewish Paradox. In the book Goldmann candidly admits on pages 122 and 123 that years before the end of the second World War two influential co-conspiring Jews conceived the idea of a post-war Nuremberg show-tribunal and “German reparations” to be paid out to the Jews. Goldmann describes how he, and his fellow conniving Zionists at the World Jewish Congress, intended the reparations swindle to finance Jewish settlement in Palestine after the war.

    Is it me or does the “Burnt Offering” sound more like an industry of sorts? To think that I believed in what they taught me in school about the “Holocaust” was a lie. Instead it was a pre-fabricated story made up (By those whom it benefited) years in advance to further a Zionist agenda. The people who make up lies about the people who actually suffered during the war should be ashamed of their actions for using their own people as scapegoats. Holocaust “Deniers” do not deny that people suffered and died. They deny the “Official” story made up by “People who have an agenda” It’s quite funny that it is a crime to ask questions regarding some of the things about the Holocaust. If truth is the truth then you don’t put someone in jail because they have questions about that truth. The truth stands on it’s own and does not become a crime unless their are lies to go along with it.

  28. Any truth – or should that be “truth” – which needs to be enforced by law is by its very nature not truth at all – for if it was truth there would be no need for enforcement. Never has been, never will be.

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