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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. Following this directive, 80 Jews, mostly elderly women, were deported from Frankfurt am Main in the course of 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 15/03/1944
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Origin of Deportation: Frankfurt am Main, Wiesbaden, Hesse-Nassau, Germany
Transport No: XII/7
Beginning of Event: 15/03/1944
Segment of Route: Departing Station
Assembly Area: Jewish community building at 10 Fichtestraße, Frankfurt a.M.
Departure Station: Frankfurt am Main central train station
Means of Transportation: Rail car attached to a regular passenger train
No. of People (Minimum Estimate): 7
No. of People (Maximum Estimate): 7
Destination of Deportation: Theresienstadt, Ghetto, Czechoslovakia
End of Event: 16/03/1944
Transport No. upon Arrival: XII/7
Agencies of Deportation: RSHA IVB4 - Judenangelegenheiten, Räumungsangelegenheiten
Officials in Charge of Transport:
Rail Company: Deutsche Reichsbahn
Role of Local Bureaucracy: Gestapo Staatspolizeistelle Frankfurt/Main
Nationality of the Officials: German
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Bibliography:
  • Alfred Gottwald, Diana Schulle, Die Judendeportationen aus dem Deutschen Reich 1941-1945, (Wiesbaden: Marix Verlag, 2005), p. 462
  • 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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