Last survivor of Treblinka death camp dies at 93
JERUSALEM — Samuel Willenberg, the last survivor of Treblinka, the Nazi death camp in occupied Poland where 875,000 people were systematically murdered, has died in Israel at the age of 93.
Only 67 people are known to have survived the camp, fleeing in a revolt just before it was destroyed.
Treblinka holds a notorious place in history as perhaps the most vivid example of the “Final Solution,” the Nazi plan to exterminate Europe’s Jews. Unlike at other camps, where some Jews were assigned to forced labor before being killed, nearly all Jews brought to Treblinka were immediately gassed to death.
Only a select few — mostly young, strong men like Willenberg, who was 20 at the time— were spared from immediate death and assigned to maintenance work at the camp, located northeast of Warsaw.
Prayers to all affected. I know we always mention this with these kinds of stories.