The small town of Lapy was one of several train stations on the way to Treblinka. Cattle trains with transports of Jews would slow down in Lapy or even stop for a few minutes while the tracks were being adjusted. This is how the idea of trying to save small children by throwing them off the train was born. Several dozen Jewish children are reported to have been cast from the trains in attempts to save them from death in the gas chambers of Treblinka. The last eyewitnesses to this story live in Lapy to this day and they remember the horrific times.