France: Treblinka Revisited

In Paris this week, survivors of Nazi death camps marched up the Champs-Elysées to mark the annual day of mourning for those who died in the more than 2,000 camps that were scattered throughout German-occupied Europe. This year the memory of the dead was clouded by a controversy that, nearly a quarter of a century later, still raises deep and bitter passions. More than half of the 12 million who died in concentration camps were Jews—and both the fact and manner of their deaths have since haunted their fellow Jews around the world. In a new book, Treblinka, a...