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During the winter of 1944-1945, the Germans knew that they had essentially lost the war. This led them to empty the concentration camps in occupied Poland, and force-march their prisoners to Germany. In January 1945, the evacuation of Auschwitz, Blechhammer and Stutthof camps commenced with Gross-Rosen and other labor camps following suit in February. These evacuations were usually carried out by means of ‘Death Marches’ although on some occasions more organized transports were assembled.
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Route of Transport: from Departing Station Ravensbrueck, Camp to Theresienstadt, Ghetto, Czechoslovakia on 02/1945
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Origin of Deportation: Ravensbrueck, Camp, Germany
Transport No: XIV/5
Beginning of Event: 02/1945
Segment of Route: Departing Station
No. of People (Maximum Estimate): 5
Destination of Deportation: Theresienstadt, Ghetto, Czechoslovakia
End of Event: 02/1945
Transport No. upon Arrival: XIV/5
Agencies of Deportation: SS - Schutzstaffel
Nationality of the Officials: German
Link to Library: Die "Judendeportationen" aus dem Deutschen Reich, 1941-1945
Bibliography: Alfred Gottwaldt, Diana Schulle, Die "Judendeportationen" aus dem Deutschen Reich 1941-1945 (Wiesbaden: Marix Verlag, 2005), p.467