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Following a major corruption and embezzlement affair at the Judenreferat in Berlin (Department of Jewish Affairs) involving the theft of confiscated Jewish property, personnel changes in the Gestapo headquarters in the capital were implemented during late 1942. The pace of the deportations was too slow in the eyes of the Nazi authorities, and they decided to take a different approach, adopting the system that was successfully used in Vienna. To that end, a team from the Central Office for Jewish Emigration in Vienna, which included SS-Hauptsturmführer Alois Brunner, SS-Hauptscharführer Weisl, SS-Hauptscharführer Krell and Alfred Slawik arrived in Berlin in the middle of November 1942. During their earlier work in Vienna, these men conducted massive deportations of Jews in a violent manner.
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Route of Transport: from Departing Station Berlin, Berlin, Berlin, Germany to Auschwitz Birkenau, Extermination Camp, Poland on 29/11/1942
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Origin of Deportation: Berlin, Berlin, Berlin, Germany
Transport No: 23
Beginning of Event: 29/11/1942
Segment of Route: Departing Station
Assembly Area: Old Age Home, Grosse Hamburger Strasse 26
Departure Station: Berlin-Moabit, Freight train station
Means of Transportation: Freight Train
No. of People (Minimum Estimate): 993
No. of People (Maximum Estimate): 998
Destination of Deportation: Auschwitz Birkenau, Extermination Camp, Poland
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Bibliography:
  • Alfred Gottwaldt, Diana Schulle, Die Judendeportationen aus dem Deutschen Reich 1941-1945 (Wiesbaden: Marix Verlag, 2005), pp. 398-399
  • Freie Universität. Zentralinstitut für sozialwissenschaftliche Forschung (Berlin), “Gedenkbuch Berlins der jüdischen Opfer des Nationalsozialismus” (Berlin: Hentrich, 1995), p. 1420

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