Treblinka 2 Exhumations

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
  • The 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