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Transport J left Prague (Praha) on December 4, 1941, and arrived in Theresienstadt on the same day. It consisted of approximately 1,000 Jews. According to Josef Klein, who was deported from Prague to Theresienstadt, this transport was registered as transport “J”, but was also known as transport Ak2 (Aufbaukommando: Work detail). Like transport Ak, which left Prague to Theresiensatd in late November 1941, it consisted of single young men, who were assigned to construction work in the Ghetto
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Places: Praha, Praha Hlavni Mesto, Bohemia, Czechoslovakia
Route of Transport: from Departing Station Praha, Praha Hlavni Mesto, Bohemia, Czechoslovakia to Bohusovice, Litomerice, Bohemia, Czechoslovakia on 04/12/1941
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Origin of Deportation: Praha, Praha Hlavni Mesto, Bohemia, Czechoslovakia
Transport No: J
Beginning of Event: 04/12/1941
Segment of Route: Departing Station
Assembly Area: Radiomarkt
Departure Station: Praha-Bubny railway station
Means of Transportation: Train
No. of People (Minimum Estimate): 1000
No. of People (Maximum Estimate): 1001
Destination of Deportation: Bohusovice, Litomerice, Bohemia, Czechoslovakia
Route of Transport: from Stop Bohusovice, Litomerice, Bohemia, Czechoslovakia to Theresienstadt, Ghetto, Czechoslovakia on 04/12/1941
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Origin of Deportation: Bohusovice, Litomerice, Bohemia, Czechoslovakia
Transport No: J
Beginning of Event: 04/12/1941
Segment of Route: Stop
Departure Station: Bohusovice train station
Means of Transportation: Marched by foot
No. of People (Minimum Estimate): 1000
No. of People (Maximum Estimate): 1001
Destination of Deportation: Theresienstadt, Ghetto, Czechoslovakia
End of Event: 04/12/1941
Transport No. upon Arrival: J
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Bibliography:
  • Livia Rothkirchen, The Jews of Bohemia and Moravia 1938-1945, in: Avigdor Dagan ed., The Jews of Czechoslovakia, Historical studies and Surveys, Vol. 1, Philadelphia: The Jewish Publication Society of America, 1968, pp. 32-34
  • Alfred Gottwaldt, Die Deutsche Reichsbahn und Theresienstadt, Theresienstaedter Studien und Dokumente (2005), pp. 63-109
  • Ruth Bondy, Edelstein Against Time (Tel Aviv: Zmora, Bitan, Modan, 1981), pp.307-308 (Hebrew Edition)
  • H.G. Adler, Theresienstadt, 1941-1945 : Das Antlitz einer Zwangsgemeinschaft: Geschichte, Soziologie, Psychologie (Tübingen: J.C.B. Mohr, 1955), pp. 37- 70
Link to Archives: Testimony of Josef Hans Klein, born in Most, Czechoslovakia, 1921, regarding his experiences in Prague, the Theresienstadt Ghetto, St. Gallen and Lugano

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