The International Institute for Holocaust Research
Yad Vashem Transport Project: Rationale and Terminology
Since 2007 the International Institute for Holocaust Research at Yad Vashem has been studying the transports as an extensive phenomenon that transcended individual states, rather than in the context of a study of the Holocaust in a specific country or a single community. The transports are being studied as an historic event, one that is significant in its own right and not as a merely a technical stage during which Jews were transported from one place to another. Indeed, the transports were of considerable value in translating the grim theory of the “Final Solution of the Jewish Problem” into reality and the ability to spread its tentacles to the very edges of the Third Reich’s areas of control.
The resulting database will reconstruct all the transports that took place during the Holocaust from territories of the Third Reich, from countries under German occupation, from the Axis states and from the satellite states. The database has been constructed from a wide variety of current documents, research, legal material, survivors’ testimonies and memoirs.Show more
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German National (Reichsbahn) Railway Network 1942
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