Treblinka: Reconstruction of the Receiving Camp

Figure 29 presents the marks remaining of the Sorting Barracks.
They are as difficult to see as those of the undressing barracks. Here, as with the men's undressing barracks, the dark patches outlining the footprint may be due carbonized wood resulting from the fires set during the prisoner revolt.

The conclusions graphically depicted in Figure 27 are bolstered by a description in Richard Glazar's book. In that book, he wrote about the murders of prisoners taken to the Lazarette who were suffering from typhus. He described these events of one day while observing from a place in the worker barracks looking towards the Lazarette: "Through the open entryway at the far end of Barracks A, directly facing our stall, we can see a passageway, as if it were framed in a stage set; it leads from the sorting site to the 'infirmary.' This afternoon the Reds have carried their litters across the stage eight times.......". (Reference 12, p75) The far end of Barracks A from which Glazar watched these killings is indicated by annotation A in Figure 27. One can see in Figure 27, that this is the only place from which one could see to the Lazarette. The view was 'framed' by the undressing barracks and the earth embankment. Figure 30 was adapted from the sketch of the barracks which was based on information provided by Richard Glazar (Reference 12, pX). Glazar bunked in 'Barracks A', the only spot in the barracks from which one might look down the 'passageway'.