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Standing close to the post-war blocks of flats this monument can easily pass unnoticed unless you know it is there. Modelled after one of the cattle carriages in which the Nazis transported the Warsaw Jews to extermination camps, it is situated on the site of the former railway siding where those condemned to death in gas chambers were put on trains going to Treblinka. Only in the days between 22.07.1942 till the end of that year over 300,000 Jews of the Warsaw Ghetto passed through this place on their way to inevitable death. It was here that the great pedagogue, doctor Janusz Korczak (Hirsz Goldszmit) and another teacher were brought with their little charges from the orphanage on 6th August 1942 to share the fate of the thousands of victims of the Nazi terror. Engraved on the walls of the monument are 448 Jewish and Polish names to commemorate those who died. My own name Ewa and its Hebrew equivalent Chava are there too. How many Ewas and Chawas died in Treblinka we cannot say.

Address: Stawki/Dzika St.

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  • Updated Feb 13, 2007
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