Of approximately 875,000 individuals dispatched to the notorious Treblinka death camp during World War II, just 67 lived to tell about it. Today, only two remain: Samuel Willenberg and Kalman Taigman, both 87-year-old Israelis.
The pair have devoted their final years to trying to preserve the memory of those killed at Treblinka, mostly Jews systematically murdered in the little more than 14 months that Treblinka served as a killing destination for those deemed undesirable by the Nazis.
“The world cannot forget Treblinka,” said Willenberg.
“Soon there will be no one left to tell,” added Taigman.