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Wiernik, Jankiel

Overview
Works: 10 works in 61 publications in 8 languages and 259 library holdings
Genres: Biography  Personal narratives  Biographies 
Roles: Author
Classifications: D804.G4, 940.531503924
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Most widely held works about Jankiel Wiernik
 
Most widely held works by Jankiel Wiernik
A year in Treblinka : an inmate who escaped tells the day-to-day facts of one year of his torturous experience by Jankiel Wiernik( Book )

10 editions published between 1944 and 2015 in English and held by 77 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

An Inmate Who Escaped Tells The Day-To-Day Facts Of One Year Of His Torturous Experiences. Jankiel Wiernik was a Jewish property manager in Warsaw when the Nazis invaded Poland, and he was forced into the ghetto in 1940. Despite surviving the horrors of the ghetto at the advanced age of 52, he was sent to a fate worse than death at the notorious death camp at Treblinka, which he immortalized in his memoirs. On his arrival at Treblinka aboard the Holocaust train from Warsaw, Wiernik was selected to work rather than be immediately killed. Wiernik's first job with the Sonderkommando required him to drag corpses from the gas chambers to mass graves. Wienik was traumatized by his experiences. He later wrote in his book: 'It often happened that an arm or a leg fell off when we tied straps around them in order to drag the bodies away.' He remembered the horrors of the enormous pyres, where '10,000 to 12,000 corpses were cremated at one time.' He wrote: 'The bodies of women were used for kindling' while Germans 'toasted the scene with brandy and with the choicest liqueurs, ate, caroused and had a great time warming themselves by the fire.' Wiernik described small children awaiting so long in the cold for their turn in the gas chambers that 'their feet froze and stuck to the icy ground' and noted one guard who would 'frequently snatch a child from the woman's arms and either tear the child in half or grab it by the legs, smash its head against a wall, and throw the body away.' At other times, 'children were snatched from their mothers' arms and tossed into the flames alive.' Wiernik escaped Treblinka during the revolt of the prisoners on 'a sizzling hot day' of August 2, 1943. A shot fired into the air signaled that the revolt was on. Wiernik wrote that he 'grabbed some guns' and, after spotting an opportunity to make a break for the woods, an axe
A yor in Ṭreblinḳe by Jankiel Wiernik( Book )

31 editions published between 1944 and 2015 in 7 languages and held by 71 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

An Inmate Who Escaped Tells The Day-To-Day Facts Of One Year Of His Torturous Experiences.Jankiel Wiernik was a Jewish property manager in Warsaw when the Nazis invaded Poland and was forced into the ghetto in 1940. Despite surviving the horrors of the ghetto at the advanced age of 52, he was sent to a fate worse than death at the notorious death camp at Treblinka, which he immortalized in his memoirs."On his arrival at Treblinka aboard the Holocaust train from Warsaw, Wiernik was selected to work rather than be immediately killed. Wiernik's first job with the Sonderkommando required him to drag corpses from the gas chambers to mass graves. Wienik was traumatized by his experiences. He later wrote in his book: "It often happened that an arm or a leg fell off when we tied straps around them in order to drag the bodies away." He remembered the horrors of the enormous pyres, where "10,000 to 12,000 corpses were cremated at one time." He wrote: "The bodies of women were used for kindling" while Germans "toasted the scene with brandy and with the choicest liqueurs, ate, caroused and had a great time warming themselves by the fire." Wiernik described small children awaiting so long in the cold for their turn in the gas chambers that "their feet froze and stuck to the icy ground" and noted one guard who would "frequently snatch a child from the woman's arms and either tear the child in half or grab it by the legs, smash its head against a wall and throw the body away." At other times "children were snatched from their mothers' arms and tossed into the flames alive." "Wiernik escaped Treblinka during the revolt of the prisoners on "a sizzling hot day" of August 2, 1943. A shot fired into the air signalled that the revolt was on. Wiernik wrote that he "grabbed some guns" and, after spotting an opportunity to make a break for the woods, an axe..."
Un año en Treblinka by Jankiel Wiernik( Book )

1 edition published in 1973 in Spanish and held by 13 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

SPEAK THE UNSPEAKABLE (Pinter, Rosen, Ariel)( )

1 edition published in 2013 in English and held by 11 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Tremblinka el infierno nazi by Jankiel Wiernik( Book )

5 editions published in 1945 in Spanish and English and held by 10 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A jor in Treblinke by Jankiel Wiernik( Book )

3 editions published between 1944 and 1946 in Undetermined and Yiddish and held by 3 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Une année à Treblinka by Jankiel Wiernik( )

1 edition published in 2013 in French and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

Ṭreblinḳe by Vasiliĭ Grossman( Book )

1 edition published in 1946 in Yiddish and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

Pp. 13-65 contain Grossman's "Treblinker gehenom" which was first published in book form in Russian as "Treblinskii ad" (Moskva: Voyenizdat, 1945); it appeared earlier as an article in "Znamya" 11 (1944). Wiernik's "A yor in Treblinke" (pp. 67-124) first appeared in Polish as "Rok w Treblince" (Warszawa: Nakl. Komisji Koordynacyjnen, 1944) and in Yiddish in New York: Undzer Tsait, 1944
Un ano en Treblinka by Jankiel Wiernik( Book )

1 edition published in 1973 in Portuguese and held by 0 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Belcec und Treblinka : ein SS-Offizier und ein Jude berichten über die Todeslager in Polen by Kurt Gerstein( Book )

1 edition published in 1953 in German and held by 0 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

 
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Alternative Names
Jankiel Wiernik Polish holocaust survivor

Jankiel Wiernik polnischer Holocaustüberlebender

Jankiel Wiernik Pools timmerman (-)

Jankiel Wiernik Pools timmerman (1889-1972)

Smarzyński, Jan, 1890-1972

Werniyq, Yaʿaqob

Werniyq Yaʿaqob 1890-1972

Wiernik, Jacob 1889-1972

Wiernik, Jankel

Wiernik Jankel 1890-1972

Wiernik, Janów Jakób

Wiernik Janów Jakób 1890-1972

Wiernik, Yankel.

Wiernik, Yankel 1889-1972

Wiernik Yankel 1890-1972

Wiernik, Yankel M.

Wyerniq, Yanqel

Wyerniq Yanqel 1890-1972

Wyerniyq, Yaʿaqob

Wyerniyq Yaʿaqob 1890-1972

Wyyerniyq, Yaʿaqob

Wyyerniyq Yaʿaqob 1890-1972

וויערניק, י.

וויערניק, יאנקל

וויערניק, יאנקעל

וויערניק יאנקעל 1890-1972

ווערניק, יאנקעל

‏ויירניק, יעקב.

ויירניק יעקב 1890-1972

וירניק, יעקב

וירניק יעקב 1890-1972

ורניק, יעקב

ורניק יעקב 1890-1972

יעקב ויירניק

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