4. Treblinka: Half Day Tour from Warsaw by Private Car
A private driver will pick you up from your accommodations in Warsaw in a Mercedes vehicle, comfortable for 1 up to 6 passengers. They will then take you to Treblinka for a half-day tour. During this 3-hour tour, the local English-speaking guide will introduce you to the atmosphere of this dramatic place.
The Treblinka extermination camp was created on the order of Reichsführer SS Heinrich Himmler in 1942. However, from 1940 there was a penal camp for the Polish population (‘Treblinka I’) in the northern part of the Warsaw District, which in 1941 was transformed into a labor camp. In the vicinity of ‘Treblinka I’, the death camp called ‘Treblinka II’ was established to perform mass extermination of Jewish men, women, and children. The camp in Treblinka was second after the Auschwitz-Birkenau in terms of the number of victims killed in stationary gas chambers using flue gases and during mass executions. Among the victims, are Jews, Poles, and many other nationalities. The Germans directed transports from ghettos in occupied Poland to the camp, including the Warsaw Ghetto.
Currently, in the area of the camp, the Museum of Struggle and Martyrdom was built. While visiting the camp in Treblinka, you can visit the exhibition dedicated to the extermination camp. A monument built in 1964 commemorates Treblinka and its victims. After sightseeing and lunch, the driver will take you back to Warsaw and drop you off at your chosen location.