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Treblinka survivor : the life and death of Hershl Sperling

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Treblinka survivor : the life and death of Hershl Sperling
Call No: 940.5315 S74t

Call Number940.5315 S74t
Dates2011; ©2011, 2010
Statement of ResponsibilityMark S. Smith.
Creators & ContributorsSmith, Mark S. (author)
Sperling, Sam (contributor)
Sperling, Hershl (subject)
Summary"More than 800,000 people entered Treblinka, and fewer than seventy came out. Hershl Sperling was one who 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, journalist and author Mark S. Smith traces the life of a man who survived seven 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 that bridge, is testament to the lasting torment of those very few who survived the Nazis' most efficient death factory. The author personally follows in his subject's footsteps from Klobuck, to Treblinka, to Glasgow." Back cover
Physical Description 256 pages : illustrations, maps ; 24 cm
Carrier Typevolume
PublisherStroud, Gloucestershire : Spellmount
  • Includes index
  • Preface by Sam Sperling
RecognitionGifted in 2017 by Margaret B.