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On May 21, 1943, Rolf Guenther, Adolf Eichmann’s deputy in Department IVB4, informed all local police headquarters that Heinrich Himmler required the completion of all deportations of Jews from the Greater Reich and the Protectorate to the East and to Theresienstadt by June 30, 1943. The new regulations included several groups of Jews whose deportation had been postponed until then. These were the sick and the infirm, Jews who were still employed in slave labour for the war industry, and employees of the Reichsvereinigung der Juden (Reich Association of Jews in Germany). The only exemptions were Jews married to non-Jews. The regulations also gave guidelines regarding the procedure of the deportations. In the case of smaller deportations of up to 400 Jews, special cars, connected to regular trains, were to be used.
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Route of Transport: from Departing Station Leipzig, Leipzig, Saxony, Germany to Theresienstadt, Ghetto, Czechoslovakia on 18/06/1943
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Origin of Deportation: Leipzig, Leipzig, Saxony, Germany
Transport No: XVI/2
Beginning of Event: 18/06/1943
Segment of Route: Departing Station
Assembly Area: Elementary school 32., Yorckstrasse 2/4, Leipzig
Departure Station: Leipzig, Central Station
Means of Transportation: Train
No. of People (Minimum Estimate): 18
No. of People (Maximum Estimate): 18
Destination of Deportation: Theresienstadt, Ghetto, Czechoslovakia
Transport No. upon Arrival: XVI/2
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.360
Link to Archives: Lists of 985 Jews deported from Weimar, Leipzig, and Halle to the Theresienstadt Ghetto on Transport Nos. XVI/1-XVI/4, 20/09/1942-14/01/1944

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