The first eye witness, at about 11 seconds, is quoted as saying "I was in the steam room" and "Then we went into a shower room". It is captioned September 17 1943, Minsk to Treblinka to Budzyn and attributed to Henry Robinson (Heinz Rosenberg, born September 15, 1921 Gottingen, Germany). His full statement is here;
https://collections.ushmm.org/oh_findin ... trs_en.pdf
Page 21 has the full details of him describing arriving at Treblinka from Minsk;
"And we saw a gate and it said Treblinka. And it said “Arbeit Mach Frei, the work will make you free.”
That is the first and only time I have seen any witness describe that as the entrance to the camp at TII. All of the rest describe arriving at a railway station. He goes on to say about the steam room and shower;
"And I, my friend Herman Hoffman was an electrician, he said to me, if they ask for locksmith next time, get out too. Locksmith? Yes. I knew about it, I was in the steam room. I got out too. We took Otto Menkin with us and Herman and about hundred people went out. And they said are there any gardeners? Yes. Everybody went as a gardener. The gardeners we never saw again. But we were pushed on the side and we went to a barrack and we had to undress. We had still not prison uniforms but we had old clothes marked with ___. So we had to undress. The little thing we had, here, here, here. Nothing. We were searched from top to bottom. Then we went into a shower room. We didn’t know what it was.
And we got out and then we came to a room where they gave us each one a new uniform and wooden shoes or something like this and then
they said you will stay here and you will be transported to Deshov."
There is more doubt Robertson is at TII because in September 1943 the camp was being closed down. The uprising where hundreds had escaped was on the 2nd August, a month earlier. According to this list of transports to TII, and USHMM the last one was on the 19th August 1943;
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Timeline_ ... ation_camp
https://www.ushmm.org/wlc/en/article.ph ... d=10007257
The obvious answer is that Robinson went to TI, the labour camp, not TII, the death camp.