25 Jewish Organizations Contribute Funds for Treblinka Monument
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25 Jewish Organizations Contribute Funds for Treblinka Monument

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A national monument at the Treblinka concentration camp, where several hundred thousand Jews were murdered by the Nazis, will be formally unveiled on May 10, it was reported here today from Warsaw.

A meeting of the National Committee for the Monument was told that the sum of 8,000,000 zloti ($336,000) was contributed by various public bodies for the monument. Members of the committee included Polish military, political and social organizations from all parts of the world. The monument, which is shaped like a mausoleum, carries the following inscription:

“On this site, between July 1942 and August 1943, stood a Hitderian extermination camp where 800,000 Jews from Poland, the Soviet Union, Gzechoslovakia, Yugoslavia, Bulgaria, France, Belgium, Germany and Greece were done to death. On August 2, 1943, the surviving inmates in the camp revolted. The revolt was ruthlessly and bloodily suppressed by the Hitlerian executioners. Two kilometers from here, the Hitlerites murdered 10,000 people in a forced labor camp.”

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  • George S. Blumenthal
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