The inspiring true story of the 600 Jews who revolted against their captors and burned a Nazi death camp to the ground.
Nearly a million Jews were consumed by the ovens of Treblinka before August 2, 1943. On that day 600 prisoners armed with stolen guns and grenades attacked the Nazi guards, burned the camp, and fled into the nearby Polish forests. Of these, forty survived to bear witness to man’s courage in the face of the greatest evil human history has produced.
“Treblinka is a tale, not of defeat, but of triumph; not of extermination, but of vindication and transcendence…an answer to the Sabras’ unbearable, ferocious, and unforgiving question to their elders: how could it have happened? How could the Jews of Europe have gone to their slaughter like six million lambs?”—New York Book Review
About Jean-Francois Steiner
Jean-François Steiner is a writer and academic renowned for his nonfictional novel Treblinka: The Revolt of an Extermination Camp.