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The SS of Treblinka

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The story of the SS of Treblinka is a highly compelling one. This book provides vivid descriptions of events in the camp from the point of view of the men that witnessed them. Using interviews, personal letters, and unpublished diaries, some supplied by historian Marcin Zborska in Warsaw and published for the first time, Ian Baxter gives a fascinating insight into the camp ...more
Hardcover, 224 pages
Published March 2nd 2010 by The History Press (first published December 1st 2009)
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This was a very interesting book, focusing on the day-to-day lives of the SS officers running the Treblinka Extermination Camp -- their motives for being there, how they coped with the carnage, what their wives knew or didn't know, etc. At the end there was a list of the officers who had served at Treblinka and what few facts were available about them. Many of them did not survive the war; of those that did, very few were punished for their crimes.

Although it was somewhat repetitive at times, I
This was a really disturbing book as you would expect from the subject matter but it is different from most Holocaust books because it focuses mainly on the lives of the officers running the camp. You really get a feel for what kind of hell this place is. You see the officers who delight in being there and making people suffer and you see the officers who hate the job and try to do a few kindnesses for the prisoners, knowing that this could cost them their lives.

I think I was most shocked by th
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Ian Baxter is a military historian who specializes in German twentieth-century military history. He has written more than forty books and over 100 articles about the World War II era.

He has reviewed numerous military studies for publication and supplied thousands of photographs and important documents to various publishers and film production companies worldwide.
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