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This transport was the 38th to leave Berlin for the ghettos and killing sites in Eastern Europe and was thus designated “Osttransport 38”. It departed the city’s Putlitzstrasse Station in the Moabit district on May 17, 1943 and arrived in Auschwitz two days later. The department for Jewish Affairs at the Berlin Gestapo, headed by Walter Stock and his deputy Max Stark, was in charge of organising this transport together with the Department of Jewish Affairs at the RSHA. There were 406
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Route of Transport: from Departing Station Berlin, Berlin, Berlin, Germany to Auschwitz Birkenau, Extermination Camp, Poland on 17/05/1943
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Origin of Deportation: Berlin, Berlin (Berlin), City of Berlin, Germany
Transport No: 38
Beginning of Event: 17/05/1943
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 (Maximum Estimate): 406
Destination of Deportation: Auschwitz Birkenau, Extermination Camp, Poland
End of Event: 19/05/1943
Link to Library:
  • Alfred Gottwaldt, Diana Schulle, Die Judendeportationen aus dem Deutschen Reich 1941-1945 (Wiesbaden: Marix Verlag, 2005), pp. 420-421
  • Freie Universität. Zentralinstitut für sozialwissenschaftliche Forschung (Berlin), “Gedenkbuch Berlins der jüdischen Opfer des Nationalsozialismus” (Berlin: Hentrich, 1995), p. 1420
  • Danuta Czech, “Auschwitz Chronicle 1939-1945” (New York: H. Holt, 1990), p. 400

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