"Then they announced distribution of bread. To all who volunteering for relocation - three kilos of bread and one of jam.
Do you understand what having bread meant to those in the Ghetto? If you don't, you will never understand how thousands came willingly and, holding their bread, were entrained for Treblinka. Yes we knew ... that it was the same train that returned empty from Treblinka every day and that no food was ever shipped there. We wrote about it in our newspaper - and they did not believe us. 'Are you crazy? They would send us to our death with all that bread? That they would waste so much bread?!'"
Marek Edelman, surviving leader of
the Jewish Fighting Organization