Section 88: Treblinka— Another Temporary Camp Which Only Existed for 15 Months

Treblinka was the last of the “Reinhard” camps in Poland at which, the Holocaust storytellers claim, in just fifteen months (!), from July 22, 1942 to October 19, 1943, at least 850,000 people were gassed and cremated.
The utter impossibility of this claim should by itself be reason enough to be dismissed without further ado. 850,000 “gassed” in 15 months means that the Nazis must have killed an astonishing 56,666 people every month, seven days a week, in order to achieve that figure. These hundreds of thousands of bodies were, so the story goes, buried in huge pits in the perimeter of the “extermination camp” section, called Treblinka II.
Poland’s “Central Commission” announced shortly after the war that the burial or “ditches” area where the bodies of Treblinka’s victims were buried was about two hectares or five acres (or some 20,235 square meters).
According to a diagram in a book about Treblinka by Jewish Holocaust historian Alexander Donat, the camp’s “ditches” area was not more than 80 or 100 meters in length and about 50 meters wide—that is, a maximum of 5,000 square meters or half a hectare (A. Donat, ed., The Death Camp Treblinka, 1979, pp. 318–319).
By comparison, the mass graves area in the Katyn forest (near Smolensk), which held the bodies of some 4,500 Polish officers who had been killed by Soviet secret police and buried there in 1940, measured about 500 square meters.
It is thus very difficult to accept that anything like 700,000 or 800,000 bodies could have been buried in the minuscule area allegedly set aside at Treblinka for this purpose.
Below: All that remains of the Treblinka camp today. Ground penetration radar analysis has failed to detect any of the claimed “mass graves” which are supposed to litter the area. Just like Chelmno, Belzec, and Sobibór—here at Treblinka, “conveniently,” everything is gone—a fact which makes it easy to invent all manner of lurid claims without having to even try and justify them.

As if this was not enough, the Holocaust storytellers then claim that, in “order to cover up their crime,” the Nazis dug up the hundreds of thousands of corpses between April and July 1943, and burned them all with “dry wood and branches” on grids made of rails in batches of 2,000 or 2,500.
The residual “ash and bits of bone” were dumped back into the burial pits, and covered with a layer of sand and dirt two meters deep. The amount of wood needed to carry out this task makes the claim impossible.
Given that a single corpse requires around 150 kilograms of wood to burn over a 10 hour period, 850,000 bodies would require an incredible 12,7500,000 kilograms of wood—nearly 13 million kilograms ( around 28,660,096 pounds). The absurdity—and practical impossibility—of this claim has not been lost on the Holocaust storytellers. According to Polish-Jewish historian Rachel Auerbach, fuel to burn bodies was not needed at Treblinka because “the bodies of women,” which had more fat, “were used to kindle, or more accurately put, to build the fires among the piles of corpses.”
 Even more incredible, “blood, too, was found to be first-class combustion material,” she wrote (Rachel Auerbach, “In the Fields of Treblinka,” in: A. Donat, ed., Death Camp Treblinka, 1979, p. 38.).

Section 89: Treblinka I and II—Labor Camp and Transit Area

There were actually two camps at Treblinka, called I and II. Even the Holocaust storytellers admit that camp I was a labor camp which provided a workforce for the nearby gravel pit and irrigation area. Camp II, however, the Holocaust storytellers claim, was the “extermination” center, located just a few miles from camp I.
Most often it is claimed that the “gas chambers” at Treblinka were run on “exhaust fumes from engines of Soviet Red Army tanks which the Nazis had captured.
The location of Treblinka camp II was anything but ideal for mass murder. The train line to the nearest large town of Siedlce ran only 980 feet (300 meters) from the camp, and the closest village of Wólka Okraglik is only 1.2 miles (2 kilometers) away.
It is impossible to murder over three quarters of a million people in that area with no one noticing or without leaving massive evidence behind: yet this is exactly what the Holocaust storytellers would have the world believe. It is claimed that the camp inmates staged an armed uprising in 1943, and after that the camp was closed and all the buried bodies cremated in open pits.
The allegations of mass murder at Treblinka become even more bizarre when it is considered that there were only 50 SS men at Treblinka.
To claim that 50 men, with the assistance of a tank engine, could kill 850,000 people in a year and remove all traces is utterly bizarre and an obvious lie.
Below: The site of the Treblinka camp in this US aerial reconnaissance photo, taken in September 1944. Cultivated fields of Polish farmers can be seen directly adjacent to the T II camp, suggesting that is was not carefully guarded or closed off. A small part of the Malkinia-Siedlce main road is visible at the upper right. At the bottom, the Treblinka I labor campsite can be clearly seen, just below the quarry area.

 Below: Trees and other vegetation seen in this aerial photo of Treblinka II show that the campsite was not carefully closed off from the surrounding area. One of the most remarkable features of the Treblinka “death camp” is its small size. The entire Treblinka II camp area was only 32 or 33 acres (13 hectares), or about one-twentieth of a square miles.
Even smaller was the alleged “extermination” area of the camp, which was 200 by 250 meters in size (or five hectares) according to purportedly authoritative sources. Poland’s “Central Commission” announced shortly after the war that the burial or “ditches” area where the bodies of Treblinka’s victims were buried (before they were supposedly later dug up for burning) was about two hectares or five acres (or some 20,235 square meters).  And according to a diagram in a book about Treblinka by Jewish Holocaust historian Alexander Donat, the camp’s “ditches” area was not more than 80 or 100 meters in length and about 50 meters wide—that is, a maximum of 5,000 square meters or half a hectare.  By comparison, the mass graves area in the Katyn forest (near Smolensk), which held the bodies of some 4,500 Polish officers who had been killed by Soviet secret police and buried there in 1940, measured about 500 square meters. It is very difficult to accept that anything like 700,000 or 800,000 bodies could have been buried in the minuscule area allegedly set aside at Treblinka for this purpose.

Section 90: The Famous “Black Book of Polish Jewry” Claims Execution by “Steam” in Treblinka

According to the standard Holocaust storyteller resource, the Encyclopedia of the Holocaust, there were three brick “gas chambers, each measuring 13 by 13 feet” and the “gas” was supplied from a diesel engine (Israel Gutman, ed., Encyclopedia of the Holocaust, 4 vols., Macmillan, New York 1990, vol. 4, p. 1486).
The “diesel fume” story, as impossible as it is (see above), was not the originally claimed method of execution at Treblinka. The first major story to appear in the West which claimed Treblinka as an “extermination center” originated in a November 1942 Warsaw Ghetto document titled the Liquidation of Jewish Warsaw. This was forwarded to the Polish government-in-exile in London in January 1943 and appeared in English as The Black Book of Polish Jewry, with the subtitle “Treblinka. Official Report Submitted to the Polish Government.”
This Black Book has become a standby “source” for the Holocaust storytellers, and is still quoted today even though it claims that steam (!) was used to execute Jews.
The Black Book says: “In the walls pipes were installed from which water-steam is supposed to pour into the chambers. . . . Inside the steam-room there is a large vat which produces the steam. The hot steam comes in to the chambers through pipes installed there, each having a prescribed number of vents . . . Due to the steam all the bodies have become a homogeneous mass stuck together with the perspiration of the victims.”
Even though the “steam chamber” story was completely fabricated (as even the later Holocaust storytellers have admitted), the Black Book’s claims of mass murder are still today used as “evidence” for the “extermination” allegation.
The Black Book also claimed that 2 million Jews had already been murdered at Treblinka before the end of 1942, another claim which is now simply ignored by present-day Holocaust storytellers.
Furthermore, the Communist-controlled Polish government produced a report on Treblinka which was submitted by the Soviets as Document USSR-93 to the Nuremberg Court proceedings which claimed that “When the process of exterminating Jews was initiated, Treblinka became one of the first camps to which victims were brought. They were put to death in gas chambers, by steam and electric current” (USSR-93, English version, p. 44.).
This Nuremberg Court document goes on to claim that soap was manufactured from human fat at Treblinka as well, another claim long dismissed by even the Holocaust storytellers as fiction.
At the trial of the German governor of occupied Poland, Has Frank, charge no. 6 was that the “German authorities acting under the authority of Governor General Dr. Hans Frank established in March 1942 the extermination-camp at Treblinka, intended for mass killing of Jews by suffocating them in steam-filled chambers.”
The camp was of course not established in March 1942 and it is no longer claimed that “steam” was used to kill Jews, but Frank was found guilty and hanged in October 1946.
Even as late as 1961, at the last Treblinka-related trial in Düsseldorf of Kurt Franz, a witness statement said that Jews were killed with “steam.”

Section 91: US National Archive Aerial Photography of Treblinka Shows No Sign of “Extermination Camp

As was the case with Babi Yar in Kiev, wartime aerial reconnaissance photography carried out by the US Air force of the Treblinka camp can be found in the US National Archives. It will, by now, come as no surprise to the reader that the site shows no signs of having been anything other than a temporary transit camp.

Section 92: “Survivors” Claim Execution by “Vacuum Chambers”

Even more incredibly, it was claimed by “eyewitnesses” that Jews were killed at Treblinka by “vacuum chambers.”
This astonishing claim was first made by a “survivor,” Abe Kon, whose statement claimed that the “steam chambers” were made of cement with a “Star of David” on it. The building was, according to Kon, disguised as a bath and behind the “bath” stood a machine. It pumped the air out of the chambers. The people allegedly suffocated within six to fifteen minutes.
“People were driven into the ‘bath’ three times a day. In this way 15,000 to 18,000 persons were destroyed each day,” Kon claimed (State Archive of the Russian Federation, GARF, 7021-115-11, pp. 33f.).
This “vacuum chamber” execution method was also entered into the official Nuremberg Trial court record as the sole means of murder at Treblinka.
Ultimately, the outlandish claims of “steam chambers,” “vacuum chambers” and “electrocution” were dropped in favor of “diesel fume” gassings, only because the latter was (incorrectly) believed to be more possible than the other methods.
Treblinka had no crematoria (a bad oversight for an “extermination center”) and it is claimed that almost all of the “gassed” victims were first buried, then later exhumed and burned in open pits.
It was claimed that all the burials took place within the boundary fence of Camp II. Of course, the space required to bury 850,000 bodies is far more than the size of that camp, but that fact has never worried the Holocaust storytellers.

Section 93: First 1999 Forensic Examination of Treblinka Site Reveals No Mass Graves

A detailed forensic examination of the Treblinka site with sophisticated electronic ground radar has however found no evidence of mass graves there.
For six days in October 1999, an Australian team headed by Richard Krege, a qualified electronics engineer, carried out an examination of the soil, using an $80,000 Ground Penetration Radar (GPR) device, which sends out vertical radar signals that are visible on a computer monitor.
GPR detects any large-scale disturbances in the soil structure to a normal effective depth of four or five meters, and sometimes up to ten meters. These devices are routinely used around the world by geologists, archaeologists, and police.
In its Treblinka investigation, Krege’s team also carried out visual soil inspections, and used an auger to take numerous soil core samples. The team carefully examined the entire site, especially the alleged “mass graves” portion, and carried out control examinations of the surrounding area. They found no soil disturbance consistent with the burial of hundreds of thousands of bodies, or even evidence that the ground had ever been disturbed. In addition, Krege and his team found no evidence of individual graves, bone remains, human ashes, or wood ashes.
“From these scans we could clearly identify the largely undisturbed horizontal stratigraphic layering, better known as horizons, of the soil under the campsite,” Krege said in a later report.
“We know from scans of grave sites, and other sites with known soil disturbances, such as quarries, when this natural layering is massively disrupted or missing altogether.” Because normal geological processes are very slow acting, disruption of the soil structure would have been detectable even after sixty years, Krege noted.
“Historians say that the bodies were exhumed and cremated towards the end of the Treblinka camp’s use in 1943, but we found no indication that any mass graves ever existed,” he said.

Section 94: The 2010 Second Forensic Analysis of Treblinka Reveals No “Mass Graves”

The complete lack of any physical evidence at the Treblinka site has long been a great source of concern to the Holocaust storytellers, even to the point where the Jewish Daily Forward newspaper admitted in a 2014 article that the “absence of physical evidence allowed Holocaust deniers to maintain that Treblinka II was a transit, not death, camp” (“Uncovering the Remains of Treblinka,” Jewish Daily Forward, March 27, 2014.).
Finally, in 2010—fifty-five years after the end of the war—an attempt was made to try and “prove” that Treblinka was an “extermination center” after all (why this could not have been done sooner, is only explained because of persistent questioning by revisionists over the camp’s true purpose).
To this end, a British forensic archaeologist, Dr. Caroline Sturdy Colls, from Staffordshire University, was employed to carry out two sets of research into Treblinka. The first foray duplicated the Krege research with ground penetrating radar in an attempt to “disprove” the earlier results.
The findings of this first investigation were trumpeted to the world as “proof” that mass graves had been found in Treblinka—for example, the British Broadcasting Corporation announced on January 23, 2012 that “any doubts about the existence of mass graves at the Treblinka death camp in Poland are being laid to rest by the first survey of the site using tools that see below the ground” (“Treblinka: Revealing the hidden graves of the Holocaust,” BBC, January 23, 2013).
This headline was, however, misleading to say the least. In reality, no mass graves were found at all, as Colls readily admitted in the article.
The BBC report—which was made into a radio show as well—specifically said that her work had only revealed the existence of “pits”—and, crucially, that no excavations were carried out at all and no graves had been found. Quoting Colls, the BBC article said that her work “revealed the existence of a number of pits across the site. Some may be the result of postwar looting, prompted by myths of buried Jewish gold, but several larger pits were recorded in areas suggested by witnesses as the locations of mass graves and cremation sites.
“One is 26m long, 17m wide and at least four meters deep, with a ramp at the west end and a vertical edge to the east.
“Another five pits of varying sizes and also at least this deep are located nearby. Given their size and location, there is a strong case for arguing that they represent burial areas.
 “No excavation was carried out and the ground was not disturbed, which would be a violation of Jewish law and tradition, banning the exhumation of the dead” (“Treblinka: Revealing the hidden graves of the Holocaust,” BBC, January 23, 2013).
In other words, despite the headlines proclaiming that mass graves had been found in Treblinka, in reality nothing except an “indication” of some pits had been “recorded” in the general area.
This failure to produce any real evidence, glowing media coverage aside, was greeted with derision by revisionists around the world, and Colls was obliged to undertake a second expedition to Treblinka, this time having obtained permission to carry out digging work.

Section 95: The 2013 Third Forensic Analysis of Treblinka and the “Star of David Gas Chamber Tiles” Hoax

In 2013, Colls returned to Treblinka to carry out the long-awaited forensic digging at the campsite. The expedition was regarded as so important by the Holocaust storytellers that a film crew accompanied Colls to make a documentary—that was aired by the Smithsonian Channel in 2014, titled Treblinka: Hitler’s Killing Machine.
The Smithsonian and other media gave the documentary a significant amount of coverage and in their official description of the film, the Smithsonian claimed that the “watershed discovery of Star of David tiles confirms the existence of Treblinka’s gas chambers and becomes the key to reconstructing the death camp’s sinister workings.”
In this they were referring to the unearthing of some tiles at the Treblinka site.
Below: The Smithsonian YouTube Channel announcement that “Star of David” tiles have been found at Treblinka which “prove” the “gas chambers” at the camp.

Below: The terracotta tile excavated by Ivar Schute at the Treblinka camp, and wrongly identified by him, Colls, and the Smithsonian as a “Star of David.” The symbol is in fact a brand mark of the 125-year-old old Dziewulski i Lange porcelain factory in Poland.

Below: Some early advertising posters for the old Dziewulski i Lange porcelain factory in Poland, showing the brand mark. It is in fact known in the heraldic world as a pierced mullet star, and is not uncommon in pottery and porcelain marks.

Below:  Other examples of Dziewulski i Lange terracotta tiles which use the same brand mark wrongly identified by Colls and Schute as a “Star of David.”

The documentary showed Colls and her Dutch colleague Ivar Schute digging in a ditch and finding four pieces of ceramic tile.
The narrator of the documentary then announced that “Dutch archaeologist Ivar Schute has just uncovered an orange tile with a Star of David on the base.”
The camera then moved to a close-up of Colls and Schute handling the tiles. Schute tells Colls that he has uncovered “four tiles, three yellow ones and one red one.
“As you see, the Star of David on the bottom, which is quite remarkable,” Schute tells Colls and the camera, then asking her “But have you ever seen the tiles?”
Colls replies “No” and then Schute goes on to say that these tiles “fit in with the idea that we are in the area of the gas chambers.”
Colls then says what “immediately springs to my mind is that witnesses who were allowed in the gas chamber and the area talked about the Star of David on the outside of the gas chamber building to build up the illusion that people were going to somewhere that was safe.”
On this basis—that tiles had “Stars of David” on them—the narrator of the video then asserts that “Treblinka eyewitnesses have identified tiles just like these. Now for the first time, Caroline and her team have hard evidence confirming the existence of the gas chambers,” the narrator adds.

Unfortunately for these Holocaust storytellers, the “Star of David” to which they refer is nothing of the sort.
Firstly, the symbol—a six pointed solid star, with a dot in its center, surrounded by a circle, and with a clear “D” letter to its right, was imprinted on the back of the tile—which means that wherever it would have been placed, the symbol would have been cemented onto the floor, and would not have been visible.
This makes Colls’s claim that the symbol was there to “make people think they were going somewhere safe” out to be complete nonsense. In any event, no “eyewitness” has ever claimed that there were Stars of David “inside a gas chamber” at Treblinka—only that there was a large Star of David over the “front door” of the gas chamber.
Even worse for Colls, Schute, and the Smithsonian, the symbol which they all claimed to be a “Star of David” was in fact not that at all, but a brand mark of the 125-year old Dziewulski i Lange porcelain factory in Poland. That factory still exists, although it was renamed the Opoczno Terracotta Products Factory in 1950 and is today just called Opoczno S.A. The company’s symbol is known in the heraldic world as a pierced mullet star, as is not unusual for porcelain marks and coats of arms around Europe.
It is grossly amateurish for so-called “specialist archaeologists” like Colls and Schute to make such a basic error—and for the Smithsonian to then broadcast it to the world as “proof” of a “gas chamber.”
After excavating for hours on end, the “specialist archaeologists” finally unearthed what they claimed were forty bone fragments, which they immediately pronounced as evidence of “three mass graves.”
The “specialists” then quickly decide to rebury the bone fragments because, as Colls asserted, all they will do is “find more” (an incredibly poor reason to stop the digging). She then claims that these bone fragments and tiles “prove that [the] Treblinka I camp [was] more than just labor camp.”
There is, of course, no evidence to back up this claim. The Höfle telegram has already confirmed that in excess of 700,000 people passed through the Treblinka transit and labor camp, and given those numbers and the pressures of wartime evacuations on that scale, it would only be incredible if there were not any graves to be found in the area.
The farcical documentary does not end there: a few hours later, digging in another spot, this time in the “Treblinka II” camp, some brick and mortar foundations are discovered, and, without any further ado, the Smithsonian narrator announces that the team has “confirmed the existence of the gas chambers and [has] confirmed their location.”
In reality, nothing of the sort has happened. All that happened was that the “specialist archaeologists” made fools of themselves misidentifying a tile brand mark, found what they claimed to be forty bone fragments, along with a handful of assorted personal items and some foundations.
It is not under dispute that there were buildings in the camp—therefore there would naturally be foundations of some sort. In addition, given the nature of the camp, and the number of people who worked and passed through it, all of these finds would be perfectly normal—and in no way “prove” that Treblinka was an extermination center.

Section 96: The “Evidence” of “Treblinka Guard” Paval Leleko

The Smithsonian documentary referred to above then went on to quote the “testimony” of an individual named as Paval Leleko, who, it was said, was a guard at Treblinka who had made a full confession.
The Leleko “confession” is not often used by the Holocaust storytellers, mainly because it is so contradictory and self-defeating as to be unable to withstand even the most superficial analysis. The reason for Leleko’s statement is yet another “confession” extracted by the Soviet Union’s SMERSH secret police—the same ones who got the Germans to “confess” to the Katyn Massacre.
What claims to be a transcript of Leleko’s “confession” was released in 1978 by the then Soviet Union, in English, in order to assist, among other things, with the railroading of John Demjanjuk. For this reason, many Holocaust storytellers claim, quite incorrectly, that the statement was made in 1978—whereas the transcript clearly shows that it was “made” on February 20, 1945—at the height of the Soviet torturing of German prisoners into making “confessions.”
“EXCERPT from Interrogation of Defendant, February 20, 1945. I, Lieutenant EPPEL, Investigator of the Fourth Department of the “SMERSH” Directorate of Counterintelligence of the Second Belorussian Front interrogated as defendant—LELEKO, Pavel Vladimirovich, born in 1922, native of the village of Chaplinka, Chaplinka District, Nikolayev Region, Ukrainian, citizen of the USSR.”
The “confession” follows the pattern of Soviet forced statements, in that it makes a number of now easily disprovable claims about Treblinka.
It is worthwhile reviewing the Leleko confession in some detail, because it illustrates precisely how the Soviet secret police went to work to make up the “facts” of the “holocaust” in the eastern areas.
For example:
1. Leleko changed the order of the camps: Treblinka I became the “death camp” instead of the “labor camp” and vice versa:
“Question: Describe the exterior appearance of the camp?
“Answer: The Treblinka camp is divided into two parts: Camp no. 1, or as the prisoners called it, the “death camp,” and the worker’s camp, called Camp no. 2. The camps were situated at a distance of some 2–3 km from each other.”
2. Leleko’s statement continuously makes reference to the Germans as “beasts,” (for example: “The Germans who were in charge of the camp were real beasts who found enormous pleasure in the extermination of people. I myself was repeatedly confirmed in this belief.”)—something which makes it obvious that the statement was written for him in order to serve Communist anti-German propaganda, given that he was supposedly an individual who had volunteered to join the Trawniki section to fight for the Nazis. In another part, the “confession” reads like a third rate novel, saying the Germans “smiled cynically:” “Many women begged to be allowed to keep at least some clothing on their persons, but the German, smiling cynically, ordered them to undress “to the end.”
3. Similarly, the Leleko statement also repeatedly refers to the “horror” of the camp, (for example, “After the barrack had been camouflaged into a railroad station, the people brought to the death camp did not suspect the horrors closing in on them.”)—once again indicating that the statement was written for him to serve propaganda purposes.
4. Leleko’s description of the physical “gas chamber” is at great variance with other “eye-witnesses.” For example, it is most often claimed that the front door of the “gas chamber” was a solid, heavy door—but according to Leleko’s statement, there was no door, only a rug hanging across the opening! (His statement reads: “Flowers grew right by in long boxes. There was no door at the entrance. Instead of it there was a heavy hanging made from a rug.”)
5. Leleko’s statement also contradicts the official version of the Treblinka story by claiming that the when the bodies were burned, they were cremated in a specially built furnace pit.
This contradicts the official story in that it is now claimed that the bodies were burned after being exhumed and stacked up on iron rails, and burned with wood. Leleko’s statement reads: “An incinerator from the burning of bodies was situated about 10 meters beyond the large gas chamber building. It had the shape of a cement pit about one meter deep and 20 meters long. A series of furnaces covered on the top with four rows of rails extended along the entire length of one of the walls of the pit. The bodies were laid on the rails, caught fire from the flames burning in the furnaces, and burned. About 1000 bodies were burned simultaneously.”
Obviously when this “confession” was made, that part of the story had not yet been thought through.
6. Leleko’s statement claims that the hair cut from the women was sent to Germany to fill mattresses! “The women sat on a long bench and the ‘hairdressers’ cut off their hair. The cut hair were packed in large bags and sent by trainloads to Germany. One of the Germans told me that in Germany they are used to fill mattresses, also for soft upholstery. He said that this hair makes very good mattresses and the Germans buy them willingly.”
7. Yet another example of the blatant propaganda contained in this “confession” comes with the absurd assertion that as the victims marched to the “gas chamber” they shouted “Hail Stalin” and “Hail the Red Army” (!) and that the Ukrainian guards were going to be killed by the Germans.
Leleko’s statement reads: “The men walked more quietly down this path. Several times I heard how one, speaking to another, asked: ‘Why are you weeping? Do you believe you can arouse compassion in these Germans?’ Frequently we could hear cries of ‘Hail Stalin!’, ‘Hail the Red Army!’ To us Russian guards, they said: ‘Today you exterminate us, and tomorrow the Germans will be killing you’.”
8. The absurdity of the claims continues: According to this “confession”, the Germans and the Ukrainians competed with each other to see who could commit the most gruesome atrocity and one of the guards had a sword with which he would “cut off the breasts of women.” The statement reads:
“The Germans and the motor operators then competed as to atrocities with regard to the people to be killed.[sic] MARCHENKO for instance, had a sword with which he mutilated people. He cut off the breasts of women.”
9. The ridiculousness of the “confession” possibly reaches a new height when Leleko claims that the Germans “threw babies in over the heads” of the adult victims standing in the gas chambers! His statement reads:
“When the chambers were filled to the very limit, the Germans started to throw in the children left by the women either in the undressing place or more frequently outside the gas chamber building. As the ceiling of the gas chambers was very low, the children thrown into the chamber hit the ceiling and then, disfigured, sometimes with broken heads, fell on the heads of the prisoners.”
10. Other incredible claims made in the Leleko “confession” included the assertions that the Germans forced the prisoners to put on “comical plays” for their amusement, play in an orchestra “under the window” of the camp commandant, and stage mock weddings among the prisoners which would end with the Germans shooting both the bride and groom for fun.
11. Finally, the Leleko “confession” says that in one year, no less than two million Jews were killed at Treblinka. The statement says:
“Question: Name the figure for the number of people exterminated in the Treblinka death camp.
“Answer: During my stay in the ‘death camp’, i.e. during the period from September 1942 to September 1943, no less than two million were exterminated there.”
This figure is, of course, not even supported by the official version of the story—but in spite of this, the Leleko “confession” is still used as “proof” of the “extermination camp” of Treblinka—and even in the Smithsonian documentary mentioned in section 87.
There is no indication what became of “Pavel Leleko,” but if he did indeed exist, there is little doubt that he met the same end as the German soldiers who “confessed” to the Katyn Massacre.

Section 97: The Franz Stangl Trial and His “Memoirs”

In 1970, the former commandant of Treblinka (and Sobibór), Franz Stangl, was put on trial and found guilty of murder, despite the “eyewitness” accounts often being contradictory, as outlined above. In court, Stangl denied any knowledge of mass exterminations.
Despite this, his “memoirs,” a set of interviews supposedly conducted with the Jewish journalist Gitta Sereny, appeared in 1970.
Conveniently, as appeared to be so often the case with Nazi “Holocaust criminals,” Stangl died a few hours after the interviews were “completed” and thus never saw the finished product or was able to object to any distortions or insertions.
Sereny never taped the interviews, and was thus able to make up anything at all and attribute it to Stangl, safe in the knowledge that no one could “prove” her otherwise. As a result, Stangl’s alleged memoirs are thus the most bizarre yet published and full of obvious inventions and distortions.
For example, he claimed that on his first visit to Treblinka he had seen “thousands of bodies” strewn around next to the tracks.
“Hundreds, no, thousands of bodies everywhere, putrefying, decomposing,” the “memoirs” claim, and add “in the station was a train full of Jews, some dead, some still alive ... it looked as if it had been there for days.”
Other absurdities in the Stangl “memoirs” include a claim that when he got out of his car he “stepped knee deep into money: I didn’t know which way to turn, which way to go. I waded in paper notes, currency, precious stones, jewelry, and clothes. They were everywhere, strewn all over the square.”
 To top this bizarre scenario, Sereny claimed that Stangl had told her that the scene was completed by “whores from Warsaw weaving drunk, dancing, singing, playing music” on the other side of the barbed wire fence.
The conclusive evidence that the “Stangl” memoirs are forged is however to be found in his supposed reply to the question why he thought the Jews were being exterminated: “They wanted the Jews’ money,” Stangl allegedly told Sereny. “That racial business was just secondary.”
Such a clearly ludicrous claim is obviously designed to try and hide the real reason why the Nazis disliked the Jews. A senior SS officer such as Stangl would have known and understood exactly what the ideological reasons behind the Nazi program to expel the Jews would have been. The answer that it was “to get their money” is a blatant insertion by Sereny who would never have admitted the real reasons for Nazi anti-Semitism.
Bizarrely, Sereny also never asked Stangl outright about the “gas chambers,” despite this being the most obvious first line of questioning. She later said that she “had not thought about it,” which is so outrageous as to be unbelievable.
The more likely explanation is that she did ask him about the gas chambers, and he repeated his earlier denials that there had been none, or if there were, he had nothing to do with them. This did not fit in with the demands of the Holocaust story, and it was easier for Sereny just to leave this part out.
As mentioned earlier, Stangl denied at his first court appearance that there was any extermination program at Treblinka. He was lucky never to have seen what Sereny put out in his name after he died.