Entrance to Treblinka camp
Road into Treblinka
When you finally arrive at the entrance
to the site of the former Treblinka extermination camp, you are
on what looks like an old logging road, which goes through another
dense forest. If you had wandered into this area by mistake,
you might think that you had just entered a campground in a national
forest. Everything is quiet and serene with only the sound of
a few birds. The photograph above shows the entrance road, taken
from inside the camp.
As shown in the photo above, the caretaker's
house is on the left as you leave the camp, and there is a small
wooden building with a sign on it which says Bistro, shown in
the photo below. After my visit to the camp, I stopped there
for a cup of tea, but the place was closed. There were no other
visitors at the former camp when I arrived there in October 1998.
A busload of rowdy high school students arrived a short time
later, and were admonished by my guide to be quiet.
Bistro at entrance
to Treblinka camp sells refreshments
Just beyond the Bistro is a narrow parking
lot and a small building where you can buy postcards or a three-page
pamphlet printed in several languages. There is a covered arcade
area open to the elements in front of the building, where huge
blowups of several famous Holocaust photographs are hung, along
with a poster with some information about Janusz Korczak, a Jewish
director of an orphanage, who accompanied a group of orphans
to the Treblinka camp, and died along with them. The photograph
below shows this building.
Tourist center at Treblinka
sells pamphlets and postcards
This page was last updated in 2002