Laurentz Dahl wrote:2. Anti-tank barriers at post-war Treblinka?
Treblinka, Poland, Hedges and tank barriers scattered in a field in the vicinity of the camp.
Somewhat odd that the Germans did not bother to take these things with them when liquidating the camp, especially as it is claimed that they tried to camouflage the site as a farm.
The Caption for the photo is non-specific, it does not give a date, it can not be assumed to be a post war photo nor even a photo of alleged "Hedgehog" Anti-Tank barriers at Treblinka or anywhere near the site, it's so vague that it can be anywhere in the East.
We only know of these alleged defenses at Treblinka from Yankel Wiernik, Samuel Willenberg & a couple of others (which have probably been dogging each others work for years), I suspect they lacked any real knowledge of any Camp & so when they began to "reconstruct" their drawings of the alleged Treblinka Camp they simply got carried away after adding the Watch Towers, since a watchtower doesn't look very imposing perhaps they thought more "detail" was needed to make it appear more "Ominous"
Why is it, that of all the Camps, Satellite work camps etc (around 2000??)
Treblinka is the only camp to have not only these Hedgehog Anti-Tank barriers but any
form of defensive works, it just doesn't make sense, the Hedgehogs can't keep anyone in the camp, they can only keep Tanks out.
Why would anyone conduct a major assault on a camp using Tanks when the Tank can just as well obliterate the camp from a safe distance & the Supporting Infantry can just filter in through the Barriers?
If you have a camp entrance wide enough to allow the passage of a Car or Truck then you have a passageway wide enough to ram a Tank at the Main Gates, so right there, any Hedgehog Barriers are null & void, also a single row of Anti-Tank barriers is all but useless since it would only take 1 Combat Engineer to blast 1 Anti-Tank barrier out of the way to clear a path wide enough for a Tank to move through, this is why these Barriers are arranged in Depth
, usually in rows of 4 with each row offset to the one in front. (checkerboard pattern).
As for the Sand Pits & Excavators, Germany needed to defend the 2750klm of Atlantic coast, there was also the East & Southeast Borders of the Reich, There was the constant Building & Rebuilding of Homes, Factories, Roads, Bridges, Flak Towers, Bunkers, Pill Boxes, Flak Emplacements, U-Boat Pens, Wharves, etc etc etc & it goes on.
That's a lot of concrete in anybody's language, since Sand is a primary aggregate in Cement, where else are you going to obtain it?
Millions of Tons of Concrete, Tens of Millions of cubic Meters, I'm sure no source of Sand was overlooked.
Wir brauchen eine Bewegung, die Deutschland endlich aus der Kontrolle der Kräfte von Versailles und Jalta befreit, die uns schon ein ganzes Jahrhundert lang von einer Kastastrophe in die andere stürzt.