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In January 1945, Nazi Germany faced military defeat. Allied forces liberated France, Belgium and most of the Netherlands. In Eastern Europe, the Red Army had advanced in to the Baltic States and Eastern Poland. On January 10, the Soviet forces launched a large scale offensive in East Prussia and Poland (Operation Vistula – Oder). On January 17, Soviet forces entered Warsaw. Following the German withdrawal, Heinrich Himmler, Head of the SS, ordered the evacuation of all camps in Poland. On Janua
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Route of Transport : from Departing Station Leipzig, Leipzig, Saxony, Germany to Theresienstadt, Ghetto, Czechoslovakia on 02/02/1945
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Origin of Deportation: Leipzig, Leipzig (Leipzig), Saxony, Germany
Transport No: XVI/5
Beginning of Event: 02/02/1945
Segment of Route: Departing Station
Means of Transportation: Train
No. of People (Minimum Estimate): 172
No. of People (Maximum Estimate): 172
Destination of Deportation: Theresienstadt, Ghetto, Czechoslovakia
Transport No. upon Arrival : XVI/5
Link to Library:
  • Alfred Gottwaldt, Diana Schulle, Die "Judendeportationen" aus dem Deutschen Reich 1941-1945 (Wiesbaden: Marix Verlag, 2005), p.466
  • Werner Simsohn, Juden in Gera - Vol. 1, ( Konstanz: Hartung - Gorre Verlg, 1997 ), pp. 100-102
  • - Ellen Bertram, “Menschen ohne Grabstein. Gedenkbuch fuer die Leipziger Opfer der nationalsozialistischen Verfolgung” (Leipzig: Passage Verlag, 2011), p. 65
  • - Steffen Held, “Die Deportation der Juden aus Leipzig/Sachsen im Nationalsozialismus” in “Saechsische Heimatblaetter” (2006: Chemnitz) Vol. 2, p. 126
  • Jenaer Arbeitskreis Judentum , Juden in Jena : eine Spurensuche , (Jena : Glaux, 1998), pp. 69-72

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