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Transport W departed from Praha (Praha) to Theresienstadt on February 8, 1942. It consisted of approx.1,000 Jews. Egon (Gonda) Redlich recorded in his diary the arrival of this transport on February 8: The transport from Prague arrived. At the fair, they found 5,000 crowns on one person. They wanted to punish the entire transport by depriving them of food for twenty four hours. Of course most of the transport is composed of elderly and sick people.
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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 08/02/1942
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Origin of Deportation: Praha, Praha Hlavni Mesto, Bohemia, Czechoslovakia
Transport No: W
Beginning of Event: 08/02/1942
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 08/02/1942
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Origin of Deportation: Bohusovice, Litomerice, Bohemia, Czechoslovakia
Transport No: W
Beginning of Event: 08/02/1942
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: 08/02/1942
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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
  • H.G. Adler, Theresienstadt, 1941-1945 : Das Antlitz einer Zwangsgemeinschaft; Geschichte, Soziologie, Psychologie (Tübingen: J.C.B. Mohr, 1955), pp. 37- 70
  • Alfred Gottwaldt, Die Deutsche Reichsbahn und Theresienstadt, Theresienstaedter Studien und Dokumente (2005), pp. 63-109
  • Life as if, The diaries of Egon Redlich from ghetto Theresienstadt 1942-1944, Ruth Bondi ed. (Israel: Ghetto Fighters House, 1983), p. 52 (Hebrew edition)
  • Ruth Bondy, Edelstein Against Time (Tel Aviv: Zmora, Bitan, Modan, 1981), pp.307-308 (Hebrew Edition)
  • Egon Redlich, The Terezin diary of Gonda Redlich (Lexington, Kentucky: University Press of Kentucky, 1992).
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