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Fonds/collection: VITA, Kati
General accesss conditions for collection
Consultation: open


with written permission of copyright owner : with permission of Claire Marson
Restrictions on individual titles within this Collection may differ from the General Access Conditions
Accession number: 2002-0094
Item number (ISN): 337343
Media: Audio
Title: Treblinka Feature
Production date: 1965-07-14

Production company:

Kati Vita (Interviewer)

Country of production:

Production credit: interviewer, Kati Vita
Description: English

Freelance broadcaster Kati Vita interviews three people about the investigation by the Dusseldorf war crimes court into the actions of 10 former SS officials at the Treblinka concentration camp during the Second World War. The first interviewee is Alfred Speiss, the chief state prosecutor. Next is defence lawyer Heinz Bilo. Both men are in Montreal as part of an eight-member delegation to interview witnesses. The last speaker is Treblinka camp survivor Oscar Strawczynski, who spent 11 months at the camp and is now a resident of Montreal. He was a tinsmith in Poland and witnessed the murder of his parents, wife and two children in the camp. Strawczynksi breaks down as he talks about his experiences in the camp. He says that the horrors of the camp should not be forgotten and that society needs to do everything possible to ensure that such a thing will not repeat itself. He says that it is obvious that Treblinka was a camp set up to kill people and that no one can deny that people were murdered there. <7mn>
Copyright status: Under copyright.

Copyright owner:

Copyright owner: Kati Vita.


1. This is not an aircheck.
2. This was submitted by Kati Vita to CBC producer Andrew Simon for use on the CBC radio program CBM MAGAZINE on 20 July 1965.

Consultation copy:

A1 2005-09-0016

Physical description
Source: DSINTRNL - 337343