Yankiel Wiernik Model of Treblinka - Ghetto Fighters House, Israel



MAIN GUARDHOUSE

Treblinka Death Camp - Main Guardhouse built by Yankiel Wiernik


arrival

Treblinka Death Camp - Train Tracks and Ramp 


ARMOURY - SS BARRACKS

Treblinka Death Camp - SS Barracks and Armoury


lazarett

Treblinka Death Camp - Lazarett


new gas chamber

Treblinka Death Camp - New Gas Chambers


old and new gas chambers

Treblinka Death Camp - New and Old Gas Chambers


german quarters

Treblinka Death Camp - German Quarters

WATCHTOWER

Treblinka Death Camp - Watchtower

ghetto

Treblinka Death Camp - Jewish Ghetto Area


kommandantur

Treblinka Death Camp - Kommandantur


roasts close up

Treblinka Death Camp Roasts

MAIN ENTRANCE


Treblinka Death Camp - Main Entrance


Yankiel Wiernik was a Treblinka death camp survivor. He was incarcerated in Treblinka during August 1942, until he escaped during the prisoner revolt on August 2, 1943. He settled in Israel and he made the model of the death camp during 1956. In a letter that Wiernik wrote to Professor Berl Marek on January 20, 1960, he refers that the miniature model is not finished. The model was already in place during the opening of the Ghetto Fighters House Museum on May 5, 1959. If the model remained unfinished, this would explain why for instance the zoo, which was also built by Wiernik during 1943, is not included in the model.


Sources

Thanks to Ron Cohen for the photographs

Thanks to Madene Shachar for all her help and support 

Thanks to the Ghetto Fighters House, Israel

Peter Laponder - Reconstructing Treblinka Unpublished Work 2000

Holocaust Historical Society - September 17, 2022