NBC News tells us of the grim secrets recently found by archaeologists at a Nazi death camp. The findings were also documented by filmmakers and shown Saturday on the Smithsonian television channel.
Treblinka is an Eastern Poland Nazi camp that claimed thousands of Jewish citizens in the early 1940s. The camp was destroyed by the Germans in 1943. After the war, Treblinka served as a memorial; the three sites of the death camp were not excavated in earlier years out of respect to the victims.
The archaeologists now cover the site with as much respect as possible; they wish to cause as little disturbance to the long-resting bones as possible. One of the first discoveries were quite unsettling-- Stars of David tiles in the bathhouse where hundreds of thousands of Jews were killed were found-- a part of the Nazi's sadistic plan to lull the Jews into a false sense of security before their mass murder.
The Treblinka camp discovery is also important because it sheds more light on why some may deny the existence of the Holocaust.
I was about to tweet "I think the holocaust was pretty justified" but then I remembered it isnt real
— griffbug (@griffenpotrykus) March 28, 2014
How can we save the World from global warming? — Global warming is fake just like the Holocaust and 9/11 http://t.co/GKgy8p2l2I
— Jeremy Tighe (@LanakinSkyrey) January 30, 2014
ppl who think the holocaust is fake pic.twitter.com/LQciL32Dei
— titty of evil (@unfriendlyasian) November 23, 2013
The Treblinka camp was thoroughly dismantled and covered by Germany in what seems like a deliberate effort to cover their tracks, and the farmhouse and crops planted over the three-sectioned Treblinka sites give further evidence towards that sentiment. Become more enlightened on the subject by watching Treblinka: Hitler's Killing Machine on the Smithsonian channel. The premiere was Saturday at 8 p.m., but check your local listings for the repeat showings.
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