The Treblinka Extermination Camp

- Commemoration of 70th Anniversary of Treblinka Uprising (2nd August 2013)

Our World Society and its members feel a deep connection to this place – most of the Jews of Częstochowa and its surrounding areas, who perished during the Holocaust, were transported to the Treblinka extermination camp, this factory of death, and were never heard of again.

One Częstochowianin, Samuel Willenberg z”l (pic right), was the last survivor of the Treblinka extermination camp revolt which took place in August 1943. On 2nd August 2013, he was one of the honoured guests at the 70th anniversary commemorations of that revolt, together with our World Society President, Sigmund Rolat.

As well as the commemoration ceremony, a foundation stone was laid for the future Holocaust Education Centre to be located at the Treblinka extermination camp. Not surprisingly, Sigmund Rolat will be one of the major benefactors of this project.

Israeli architect, Orit Willenberg-Giladi, the late Samuel Willenberg’s daughter, will design the new Holocaust Education Centre.

The World Society gratefully acknowledges
and sincerely thanks

Telewizja Orion
Czarek Szymański

for permission to use the video
which appears on this page.