This week's Yizkor book excerpt on the JewishGen Facebook page #general
During the entire time I was in Treblinka, my thoughts moved in only
one direction: not to die in such a horrible way,writes Dudek Lewkowicz. His story.
"What I Saw in Treblinka," >from the Yizkor book of Piotrkow Trybunalski, Poland, is
a catalog of cruelty and horrors starting with the deportation of Jews >from the
from the Piotrkow ghetto to the arrival at the death camp and sorting of theprisoners,and finally the tortures suffered within it, added to by an outbreak
of typhus. Many thought of trying to escape but few had the courage to try. "We
would be running >from one danger to another. Where could a Jew go then, and who
would have permitted him to enter, especially in that region where poor Ukrainians
lived." But Dudek planned carefully and, with a friend, made his escape in 1944.
The dangers facing him were not over, but he lived to tell this story.
Researching: DRACH, EBERT, KIMMEL, ZLOTNICK
Towns: Wojnilow, Kovel