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Towards the end of November 1941, the Nazi authorities began to deport the Jews of Bohemia and Moravia (the Protectorate) to the fortress city of Theresienstadt, which was located about 60 km north of Prague. The city’s 18th century fortress now served as a ghetto. Thousands of deportees were housed in the army barracks under terrible conditions. By depicting Theresienstadt as a "model of Jewish settlement" and thus concealing its role as a transit camp for Jewish deportees, the Nazis were able to camouflage their true objectives and policies namely, the mass annihilation of the Jews.
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Route of Transport: from Departing Station Breslau, Breslau, Silesia (Lower), Germany to Bohusovice, Litomerice, Bohemia, Czechoslovakia on 26/07/1942
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Origin of Deportation: Breslau, Breslau, Silesia (Lower), Germany
Transport No: IX/1
Beginning of Event: 26/07/1942
Segment of Route: Departing Station
Assembly Area: Schiesswerderplatz, Breslau
Assembly Area: Hall of the Society of Friends
Departure Station: Odertorbahnhof
Means of Transportation: Train
No. of People (Maximum Estimate): 1100
Destination of Deportation: Bohusovice, Litomerice, Bohemia, Czechoslovakia
Arrival Station: Bohusovice train station
Route of Transport: from Stop Bohusovice, Litomerice, Bohemia, Czechoslovakia to Theresienstadt, Ghetto, Czechoslovakia on 27/07/1942
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Origin of Deportation: Bohusovice, Litomerice, Bohemia, Czechoslovakia
Beginning of Event: 27/07/1942
Segment of Route: Stop
Means of Transportation: Marched by foot
No. of People (Maximum Estimate): 1100
Destination of Deportation: Theresienstadt, Ghetto, Czechoslovakia
Transport No. upon Arrival: IX/1
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