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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, 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 Dresden, Dresden Bautzen, Saxony, Germany to Theresienstadt, Ghetto, Czechoslovakia on 14/07/1942
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Origin of Deportation: Dresden, Dresden (Dresden Bautzen), Saxony, Germany
Transport No: V/2
Beginning of Event: 14/07/1942
Segment of Route: Departing Station
Assembly Area: Gebaeude der Judischen Gemeinde in der Zeughausstrasse 3 in Dresden
Means of Transportation: Trucks
No. of People (Maximum Estimate): 50
Destination of Deportation: Theresienstadt, Ghetto, Czechoslovakia
Transport No. upon Arrival: V/2
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  • Alfred Gottwaldt, Diana Schulle, Die Judendeportationen aus dem Deutschen Reich 1941-1945 (Wiesbaden: Marix Verlag, 2005), p. 298
  • Horst Busse, Udo Krause, Lebenslaenglich fuer den Gestapokommissar, pp. 97-107(Berlin, DDR, Staatsverlag der DDR, 1988)
  • Norbert Haase, Stefi Jersch-Wenzel, Hermann Simon (Hg.), bearbeitet von Marcus Gryglewski, Die Erinnerung hat ein Gesicht: Fotografien und Dokumente zur nationalsozialistischen Judenverfolgung in Dresden 1933-1945 pp. 128-176, (Leipzig:Gustav Kiepenheuer Verlag, 1998)
  • Victor Klemperer, “ ’I will bear witness’. A diary of the Nazi years 1942– 1945” (New York: Random House, 1999), p. 101
  • Adolf Diamant, “Chronik der Dresdner Juden – Von den ersten Juden bis zur Blüte der Gemeinde und deren Ausrottung” (Darmstadt: Agora, 1973), pp. 445-6
  • Nora Goldenbogen, “Nationalsozialistische Judenverfolgung in Dresden seit 1938 – ein Überblick“, in “Dresdner Hefte“ (Dresden: Dresdner Geschichtsverein e.V., 1996), p. 82
  • Steffen Held, “Die Deportation der Juden aus Leipzig/Sachsen im Nationalsozialismus” in “Sächsische Heimatblaetter” (2006: Chemnitz) Vol. 2, p. 126
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