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On May 21 1943, Rolf Günther, Adolf Eichmann’s deputy in Department IVB4, informed all local police headquarters of Heinrich Himmler’s order to complete all deportations of Jews from the Greater Reich and the Protectorate to the East and to Theresienstadt by 30 June 1943. The new regulations included several groups of Jews whose deportation had been postponed until then. This included sick and infirm Jews, Jews who were still employed as slave labourers for the war industry, and employees of the Reichsvereinigung der Juden (Reich's Association of the Jews in Germany). The only exemptions were Jews who were married to non-Jews. The regulations also provided guidelines for the procedure of the deportations. In the case of smaller deportations consisting of up to 400 Jews, special cars, connected to regular trains, were to be used.
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Route of Transport: from Departing Station Breslau, Breslau, Silesia (Lower), Germany to Theresienstadt, Ghetto, Czechoslovakia on 27/10/1943
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Origin of Deportation: Breslau, Breslau (Breslau), Silesia (Lower), Germany
Transport No: IX/6 Ez
Beginning of Event: 27/10/1943
Segment of Route: Departing Station
Departure Station: Odertorbahnhof
Means of Transportation: Train
No. of People (Maximum Estimate): 1
Destination of Deportation: Theresienstadt, Ghetto, Czechoslovakia
End of Event: 27/10/1943
Transport No. upon Arrival: IX/6 Ez
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  • Alfred Gottwaldt, Diana Schulle, Die "Judendeportationen" aus dem Deutschen Reich 1941-1945 (Wiesbaden: Marix Verlag, 2005), p.460
  • Jonca, Karol, "Deportations of German Jews from Breslau 1941-1944 as Described by Eyewitness Testimonies", in: Yad Vashem Studies, 26 (Jerusalem: Yad Vashem, 1996), pp 275-316
  • Ascher, Abraham, "Community Under Siege: The Jews of Breslau under Nazism" (Stanford: Stanford University Press, 2007), pp. 238-242
  • Miroslav, Karny, "Theresienstaedter Gedenkbuch: Die Opfer der Judentransporte aus Deutschland nach Theresienstadt 1942-1945", (Prag: Academia, 2000), p. 533
  • Deutsche Reichsbahn, "Deutsches Kursbuch, Jahresfahrplan 1943" (Berlin: Deutsche Reichsbahn, 1943), pp 74, 81
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