hermod wrote:Tiles, but no Jewish star imprint in the 'testimonies'. Surprising no Jewish 'eyewitness' noticed and mentioned that those tiles had the Jewish star imprint. It seems that Jewish stars which could be seen only from inside the 'gas chambers' in order to make doomed Jews feel safe were a too ridiculous allegation, even for Soviet propagandists. Was that great idea one of Caroline Sturdy Colls' strokes of genius? Did she think that planted tiles without any Jewish star imprint wouldn't be convincing enough? Or worse, was she afraid that normal tiles might make people think that there were real "bath houses" and a delousing/transit camp at that place?
According to the picture showed here, I am afraid that the visible star and letters in bas-relief are on the face of the tile which must be bonded on the floor. So, these figures must not be visible once the tiles are settled. I am familiar with revetments in general and I can say that ceramic tiles usually present a smoother face (enameled or not) which is the visible part of walls or floors and a rough face presenting (or not) streaks or forms in relief in order to facilitate the adherence of the bonding cement. It's a pity that the other face of the tile allegedly found at Treblinka can't be showed here for a verification. Nevertheless, I assume that the usual presentation of tiles for revetments is that one. Terracotta tiles can be used in kitchen or bathroom preferentially but nowadays all the floors of ancient/traditional style houses can be layed with such material which gives a rustic look.