Photographs The Polish State Prosecutor’s Office and the Main Commission for the Investigation of the German Murders in Poland Exhumation 1945
- In their final report they noted that they found
several graves, the largest of which was 6 meters deep (about 20 feet).
In the walls of the largest crater was "a large quantity of ashes as
well as human remains." Further excavations revealed ". . . countless
human bones . . . often still covered with tissue remains.
Gold Rush In Treblinka
- The very obvious evidence of these "wildcat" digs? More about them is available at http://holocaustcontroversies.blogspot.com/2008/03/gold-rush-in-treblinka.html.
evidence of the pits and trenches dug by the Polish post-war
investigators? These pits were dug on the sites of bomb craters to
facilitate the investigation.
- The pieces of bones and ash in the
sand that still covers the ground of the extermination camp area? In
1959 Martin Gilbert, the noted Holocaust historian, visited the camp:
"Finally we reached an enormous clearing, bounded on all sides by dense
woodland. Darkness was falling, and with it, the chill of night and a
cold dew. I stepped down from the cart on to the sandy soil: a soil that
was grey rather than brown. Driven by I know now what impulse, I ran my
hand through that soil, again and again. The earth beneath my feet was
coarse and sharp: filled with the fragments of human bone."
Treblinka 2 1960's Exhumation