This Day in Jewish History 1943: Treblinka Inmates Rise Up Against Nazi Captors

Preferring to die fighting than by gas, 800 inmates armed with 20 rifles and not much else rebelled. They weren't victorious, but the concentration camp was damaged badly enough to be shut down two months later.

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On August 2, 1943, the Jewish inmates of the Treblinka death camp rose up en masse against their persecutors. Although only 100 inmates ultimately survived the attempted escape, the revolt caused considerable...