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In December 1943, Gestapo Head Heinrich Müller authorized the expansion of the deportations to Theresienstadt to include Jewish spouses from mixed marriages that had ended due to death or divorce. Under this directive, 80 Jews, mostly elderly women, were deported from Frankfurt am Main during 1944. They were sent to Theresienstadt and not to an extermination camp because the authorities dreaded the effect such a measure might have on their non-Jewish relatives. Fifty-eight of them survived the war.
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Route of Transport: from Departing Station Frankfurt am Main, Wiesbaden, Hesse-Nassau, Germany to Theresienstadt, Ghetto, Czechoslovakia on 08/01/1944
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Origin of Deportation: Frankfurt am Main, Frankfurt a. Main (Wiesbaden), Hesse-Nassau, Germany
Transport No: XII/6
Beginning of Event: 08/01/1944
Segment of Route: Departing Station
Assembly Area: Sammellager Ostendstrasse 18, Frankfurt am Main
Departure Station: Ostbahnhof
No. of People (Minimum Estimate): 56
No. of People (Maximum Estimate): 56
Destination of Deportation: Theresienstadt, Ghetto, Czechoslovakia
End of Event: 10/01/1944
Transport No. upon Arrival: XII/6
Link to Library:
  • Alfred Gottwaldt, Diana Schulle, Die Judendeportationen aus dem Deutschen Reich 1941-1945, (Wiesbaden: Marix Verlag, 2005), p. 461
  • Monica Kingreen, "Gewaltsam verschleppt aus Frankfurt : Die Deportation der Juden in den Jahren 1941-1945", Monica Kingreen, ed., Nach der Kristallnacht: Juedisches Leben und antijuedische Politik in Frankfurt am Main 1938-1945, (Frankfurt a.M.: Campus, 1999), pp. 384-390
  • Adolf Diamant, Gestapo Frankfurt am Main, (Frankfurt a.M.: 1988)
  • Saul Friedländer, The Years of Extermination, (Jerusalem: Am Oved; Yad Vashem, 2009), p. 557
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