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Towards the end of November 1941, the Nazi authorities began to deport the Jews of Bohemia and Moravia (the Protectorate) to the fortress city of Theresienstadt, about 60 km north of Prague. The city’s 18th century fortress now served as a ghetto. Thousands of deportees were housed in the army barracks under terrible conditions. By depicting Theresienstadt as a "model of Jewish settlement" and thus concealing its role as a transit camp for Jewish deportees, the Nazis were able to camouflage thei
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Route of Transport: from Departing Station Darmstadt, Darmstadt, Hesse, Germany to Bohusovice, Litomerice, Bohemia, Czechoslovakia on 10/02/1943
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Origin of Deportation: Darmstadt, Darmstadt, Hesse, Germany
Transport No: XVII/2
Beginning of Event: 10/02/1943
Segment of Route: Departing Station
Assembly Area: Rosenthalsche Klinik, בית אבות ברחוב Eschollbruecker
Means of Transportation: Train
No. of People (Maximum Estimate): 53
Destination of Deportation: Bohusovice, Litomerice, Bohemia, Czechoslovakia
Route of Transport: from Stop Bohusovice, Litomerice, Bohemia, Czechoslovakia to Theresienstadt, Ghetto, Czechoslovakia on 12/02/1943
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Origin of Deportation: Bohusovice, Litomerice, Bohemia, Czechoslovakia
Transport No: XVII/2
Beginning of Event: 12/02/1943
Segment of Route: Stop
Means of Transportation: Marched by foot
No. of People (Maximum Estimate): 53
Destination of Deportation: Theresienstadt, Ghetto, Czechoslovakia
Transport No. upon Arrival: XVII/2
Bibliography:
  • Alfred Gottwaldt, Diana Schulle, Die "Judendeportationen" aus dem Deutschen Reich 1941-1945 (Wiesbaden: Marix Verlag, 2005), p. 351
  • Juden Deportationen aus Darmstadt 1942/1943, (Magistrat Darmstadt, 1992)
  • Klaus Werner, "Zur Geschichte der Juden in Offenbach am Main - Vol. 1" (Offenbach a.M. : Magistrat, 1988. 3 vols), p. 140
  • Initiative „Gedenkort Güterbahnhof Darmstadt“, “Darmstadt als Deportationsort. Zur Erinnerung an die unter dem Nazi-Regime aus dem ehemaligen Volksstaat Hessen deportierten Juden und Sinti” (Darmstadt: Selbstverlag Initiative „Gedenkort Güterbahnhof Darmstadt, 2004“), p. 18
  • Ludwig Brake, Michael Breitbach und Eva-Marie Felschow, “Mitteilungen des Oberhessischen Gerichtsvereins Gießen” (Gießen: Vorstand des Oberhessischen Geschichtsvereins Gießen e.V., 2000), p.45
  • Eckhart G. Franz, “Juden als Darmstädter Bürger” (Darmstadt: Eduard Rother Verlag: 1984), p. 186
  • Helmut Beier, “Ober-Ramstadt und seine Juden” (Ober-Ramstadt: Magistrat Ober-Ramstadt, 1998), p. 214

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