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Transport K left Brno for the Theresienstadt Ghetto on December 5, 1941. It consisted of 1,000 Jews, mostly residents of Brno. The deportees were first brought to a collection point at a school building on Merhautova St. 37 in Brno. Prior to the train’s departure, several staff members of the Prague Jewish community Transports Department arrived in Brno to carry out administrative measures according to the orders they received from the Central Office for Jewish Immigration. They prepared a
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Route of Transport: from Departing Station Brno, Brno Hlavni Mesto, Moravia-Silesia, Czechoslovakia to Bohusovice, Litomerice, Bohemia, Czechoslovakia on 05/12/1941
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Origin of Deportation: Brno, Brno Hlavni Mesto, Moravia-Silesia, Czechoslovakia
Transport No: K
Beginning of Event: 05/12/1941
Segment of Route: Departing Station
Assembly Area: School Building, Merhautova St. No..37, Brno
Means of Transportation: Train
No. of People (Maximum Estimate): 1000
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 05/12/1941
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Origin of Deportation: Bohusovice, Litomerice, Bohemia, Czechoslovakia
Beginning of Event: 05/12/1941
Segment of Route: Stop
Departure Station: Bohusovice train station
Means of Transportation: Marched by foot
No. of People (Maximum Estimate): 1000
Destination of Deportation: Theresienstadt, Ghetto, Czechoslovakia
End of Event: 05/12/1941
Transport No. upon Arrival: K
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Bibliography:
  • Anita Frankova, Die Struktur der aus dem Ghetto Theresienstadt zusammengestellten Transporte (1942-1944), Judaica Bohemiae XXV/2 (1989), pp. 63-81.
  • Jaroslav Klenovski, Zidovske Pamatky Brna. Strucna historie zidovskeho osidleni Brna, (Brno: Moravske Zemske Muzeum 1993).
  • H.G. Adler, Theresienstadt, 1941-1945 : Das Antlitz einer Zwangsgemeinschaft; Geschichte, Soziologie, Psychologie (Tübingen: J.C.B. Mohr, 1955), pp.3 -71
  • Alfred Gottwaldt, Die Deutsche Reichsbahn und Theresienstadt, Theresienstaedter Studien und Dokumente (2005), pp.63-109
Link to Archives: Minutes from a meeting of SS officers under the command of Reinhard Heydrich regarding the solution of the problem of the Jews of Czechoslovakia, 10 October 1941

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