Regular price: $17.47

Membership details Membership details
  • A 30-day trial plus your first audiobook, free.
  • 1 credit/month after trial – good for any book, any price.
  • Easy exchanges – swap any book you don’t love.
  • Keep your audiobooks, even if you cancel.
  • After your trial, Audible is just $14.95/month.
  • Get access to the Member Daily Deal
OR
In Cart

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.

More from the same

What members say

Average Customer Ratings

Overall

  • 4.5 out of 5 stars
  • 5 Stars
    54
  • 4 Stars
    10
  • 3 Stars
    4
  • 2 Stars
    0
  • 1 Stars
    1

Performance

  • 4.5 out of 5 stars
  • 5 Stars
    50
  • 4 Stars
    7
  • 3 Stars
    5
  • 2 Stars
    2
  • 1 Stars
    1

Story

  • 4.5 out of 5 stars
  • 5 Stars
    50
  • 4 Stars
    11
  • 3 Stars
    3
  • 2 Stars
    0
  • 1 Stars
    1
Sort by:
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars

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.

4 of 5 people found this review helpful

  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars

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.

1 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • Overall
    1 out of 5 stars
  • Performance
    1 out of 5 stars
  • Story
    1 out of 5 stars

Might have been great

I’ve purchased tons of audibles
It might be great but the narrator killed it
Sounded like a choice on your phone between male and female and they chose male
What a waste

  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars

I Thought I Already Knew

This book horrified me, as so many Nazi death camps in WWII, are designed to do. Some are simply compelling because of the horrors told; others are compelling and important for mankind to read because of the truth communicated—somehow even beautifully—in the horrific accounts. I didn’t know that any account could be told so barbarically and with no precaution against the conveyance of the murderers’ behavior. I am glad I read this because it tells truth and is proud to covey all.

  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars

Not for the faint of heart - a memoir of Treblinka

Memories too horrible to contemplate, too grievous to fathom, yet this memoir is only a taste of the horror that was the truth of Treblinka. I can't recommend it, because it will certainly break the heart of all but the pathological, but it should be read by all. Truth is always good, no matter how painful.