Israeli high school students at Treblinka 311 (R).
(photo credit: REUTERS/Kacper Pempel)
evidence has been uncovered helping prove that the World War II Nazi
Treblinka was in fact a death camp, and not just a transit camp. Mass
graves at the site of the camp were uncovered by British forensic
archeologist Caroline Sturdy Colls, who used ground-penetrating radar to
search for human remains, The Daily Mail reported on Wednesday.
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search for graves at the camp has been complicated in the past by
Jewish law, which forbids disturbing graves. By using the radar,
however, Colls managed to locate a large number of human remains buried
in mass graves.
A lack of wealth physical evidence of mass extermination at Treblinka
has in the past been used by Holocaust deniers, something researchers
hope the new findings will make more difficult.
Colls's research and findings will be presented in the near future as
part of a documentary, 'The Hidden Graves of the Holocaust,' broadcast
by the UK's Radio 4.
The Nazis killed well over 800,000 Jews at the death camp in Poland.