Treblinka Survivor

Treblinka Survivor : The Life and Death of Hershl Sperling

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More than 800,000 people entered Treblinka, and fewer than seventy came out. Hershl Sperling was one of them. He escaped. Why then, fifty years later, did he jump to his death from a bridge in Scotland? The answer lies in a long-forgotten, published account of the Treblinka death camp, written by Hershl Sperling himself in the months after liberation and discovered in his briefcase after his suicide. It is reproduced here for the first time. In Treblinka Survivor, Mark S. Smith traces the life of a man who survived five concentration camps, and what he had to do to achieve this. Hershl's story - which takes the reader through his childhood in a small Polish town to the bridge in faraway Scotland, is testament to the lasting torment of those very few who survived the Nazis' most efficient and gruesome death factory. The author personally follows in his subject's footsteps from Klobuck, to Treblinka, to more

Product details

  • Paperback | 256 pages
  • 154 x 234 x 22mm | 439.98g
  • The History Press Ltd
  • Stroud, United Kingdom
  • English
  • black & white illustrations, maps
  • 0752463713
  • 9780752463711
  • 581,960

About Mark S. Smith

Mark S. Smith is an American journalist based in Scotland. He is the author of the novel "Masel "and the deputy business editor of the "Herald."show more

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"Sperling's stark description of unspeakable events is filled out by the author in a superb and horrifying account..."Treblinka Survivor" is a must-read." --"Historical Novels Review" "Extremely well-written . . . an important and authentic historical account of one of the great horrors of the Holocaust." --seattlepi.comshow more

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