From Jean-François Steiner's book: 'Bodyguard of Lie's:
This 1966 book on Treblinka purports to be a factual account of what happened at the German concentration camp during the Second World War.
Interviewed in 1986 by the French newspaper Journal du Dimanche, Steiner said that his most reliable informant for all that happened at Treblinka had been a Holocaust survivor named Eliyahu Rosenberg.*
In the interview, he noted that Rosenberg had sworn an affidavit saying the mythical 'Ivan' was beaten to death with shovels as he slept on his bunk bed -- not knifed to death standing up in an open place as described in Steiner's book. He added that if Rosenberg claimed Ivan was killed, then there was a 99% likelihood that Ivan was dead.
The following year, at the John Demjanjuk trial in Jerusalem, Rosenberg would accuse Demjanjuk of having been "Ivan the Terrible" of Treblinka, thereby flatly contradicting his sworn affidavit of 1945 and his sworn affidavit of 1947.
* "De 'Treblinka' À Bordeaux...," Didier Daeninckx, Revue d'histoire de la Shoah, mai-août, 1999, pp. 98-99.
Eliyahu Rosenberg's testimony at the trial of John Demjanjuk provides patently absurd and laughable assertions:
"As we were filling up the pits with the corpses, I'm speaking about these vast pits. The pits somehow rose up and this - as we had covered it - the whole thing would suddenly rise up and it served as a kind of volcano from which a thick, viscous sort of material rose-colored and it was bubbling. It was a sort of vulcanized type of matter and the pit and the earth on top of the pit would rise up and then would suddenly drop, would subside. I don't understand anything about the chemistry of this, but this is how it happened. And in these pits, to the extent that it had subsided, it had sunk, well we would top it up again. There was a man, one of the inmates - Moshe Lodger - he was carrying a bucket and he was pouring chlorine onto the pit. That's all I know. And this is, as I say, what happened to the pit and the corpses in the pit."
testimony of Eliyahu Rosenberg at the Jerusalem trial of John Demjanjuk, 25Feb87, pp. 1008-1009.
Believe what he claims or you may go to jail.