The Last Jew of Treblinka

A Survivor’s Memory, 1942-1943
Narrated by: Stefan Rudnicki
Length: 3 hrs and 4 mins
5 out of 5 stars (168 ratings)

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Publisher's Summary

Quickly becoming a cornerstone of Holocaust historiography, this is a devastatingly stark memoir from one of the lone survivors of Treblinka.

Why do some live while so many others perish? Tiny children, old men, beautiful girls - in the gas chambers of Treblinka, all are equal. The Nazis kept the fires of Treblinka burning night and day, a central cog in the wheel of the Final Solution.

In the tradition of Elie Wiesel's Night and Primo Levi's Survival in Auschwitz and The Drowned and the Saved, Rajchman provides the only survivors' record of Treblinka. Originally written in Yiddish in 1945 without hope or agenda other than to bear witness, Rajchman's account shows that sometimes the bravest and most painful act of all is to remember.

©2009 Chil Rajchman (P)2017 Blackstone Audio, Inc.

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Profoundly Significant and Historically Sobering

Sometimes hearing the truth is difficult. However, failing to learn from history's most blatently horrific sins to ensure they are not repeated is an equally awful atrocity. There is no better witness than an eye witness who lives to tell the story. A powerful testament to a dark time in history and the triumphant spirit of this special and unique human being.

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Best Story Must Listen. Thank God for this man.<br />

Performance, Story, and Overall gets a strong 9 to a light decent 10. Buy this.

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Excellent

I've read several books on the holocaust, but this is the best in terms of camp life description. It is is very vivid and detailed, and it made me want to keep reading.

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Important. Worse conditions than I expected.

I'm glad I heard this. I visited Auschwitz in Nov 2017. It is shocking that some people try to deny these things happened. It is shocking to hear how many people participated in the atrocities. But sadly today in America so many hold similar ideologies, for example, about their ideas of public health being more important than individual freedom. Many people today believe, like the Nazis, in survival of the fittest. It matters that we know the ways each of us could hold beliefs that coincide with the violators of the freedom of others. This would be the best we can do, learning of these atrocities, be firm we will in NO way participate in harming the freedom of others, and will not carry any of their beliefs at all, because they lead to suffering.

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Never Forget!!

This was an amazing book.. my heart will never forget this time in the worlds history when we see the depravity and cruelty of so called humans!

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So true Always remember

We must always remember the victims and the terror the pain . I cannot stress enough of the heartache the hope this account brings to me. The enduring appeal I must make to you. We cannot let this Wolverhampton the world again.

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A terrifying account

This is one of the most nightmarish accounts of what went on in the Holocaust. It's a memoir of one of the prisoner workers at Treblinka, a camp whose sole purpose was to murder innocent people including children, on a massive scale, and loot their valuables including the gold in their teeth, their clothes and even the women's hair. The German and the Ukrainian guards exhibited the worst sadism, cruelty and evil one can ever imagine. By luck, skill and wisdom the author was able to escape and tell the story.

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Sad but true story

He was very brave to fight to live so he could tell and verify to the world that this really happened.

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Gut wrenching.

I cannot say "loved it". Excellent narration. Powerful. I cried, felt physically ill, important read.

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Treblinka <br />

What an accounting of the horrors of Treblinka. Great narrator. Totally worth the investment. Buy.