Last Treblinka Nazi death camp survivor dies

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Tom Hinde
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Samuel Willenberg, the last survivor of Treblinka, the Nazi death camp where between 700,000 and 900,000 people were systematically murdered, has died in Udim, Israel at the age of 93. Willenberg's memoir, titled Revolt in Treblinka, was published in Hebrew, Polish and English between 1986 and 1991. He was a sculptor and painter. Only 67 people are known to have survived the camp, fleeing in a revolt shortly before it was destroyed. Treblinka holds a notorious place in history as perhaps the most vivid example of the "Final Solution," the Nazi plan to exterminate Europe's Jews.

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