Trap with a Green Fence

Trade Paper – $21.00

ISBN 978-0-8101-1169-1

Cloth Text – $64.00

ISBN 978-0-8101-1184-4
Publication Date
June 1995
Page Count
196 pages
Trim Size
5 1/2 x 8 3/4

Trap with a Green Fence

Survival in Treblinka
Richard Glazar

Trap with a Green Fence is Richard Glazar's memoir of deportation, escape, and survival. In economical prose, Glazar weaves a description of Treblinka and its operations into his evocation of himself and his fellow prisoners as denizens of an underworld. Glazar gives us compelling images of these horrors in a tone that remains thoughtful but sober, affecting but simple.

About the Author

Richard Glazar (November 29, 1920 – December 20, 1997, born Richard Goldschmid) was a Czech Jew who lived through World War II, one of only a few survivors of the Treblinka death camp. He portrayed the horror of Treblinka to the world in his book Trap with a Green Fence.


"Mr. Glazer waited one generation to give us a crystal clear account of the Treblinka Nazi hell. The message he conveys to us in his very personal way is: the most horrible thing about this Jewish catastrophe is not remembering it, but that it happened." --Arnost Lustig