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Last survivor of Nazi death camp Treblinka dies aged 93

November 9th, 2017

Samuel Willenberg, the last survivor of Treblinka, the Nazi death camp where 875,000 people were killed, has died in Israel at the age of 93.
Willenberg was among a group of Jews who in 1943 set fire to the camp in occupied Poland and headed to the woods. Hundreds fled, but most were killed by Nazi troops in the surrounding minefields or captured by Polish villagers. Willenberg survived and went on to fight in the Polish resistance.
The Nazis and their collaborators killed 6 million Jews during the second world war.
Willenberg described in 2010 how he had been shot in the leg as he climbed over bodies piled at the barbed wire fence and catapulted over. After the war he moved to Israel and became an artist.
He is survived by a daughter and grandchildren.

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