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On 21 May 1943, Rolf Günther, Adolf Eichmann’s deputy in Department IVB4 ( of the RSHA ), informed all local police headquarters in Germany that Heinrich Himmler had ordered to complete all deportations of Jews from the Greater Reich and the Protectorate to the East and to Theresienstadt by 30 June 1943. The new regulations included several groups of Jews whose deportation was postponed until then. The only exemptions were Jews married to non-Jews. The regulations also gave guidelines for the procedure of the deportation. In case of smaller deportations up to 400 Jews, special cars, connected to regular trains, were to be used.
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Route of Transport: from Departing Station Berlin, Berlin, Berlin, Germany to Auschwitz Birkenau, Extermination Camp, Poland on 28/06/1943
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Origin of Deportation: Berlin, Berlin (Berlin), City of Berlin, Germany
Transport No: 39
Beginning of Event: 28/06/1943
Segment of Route: Departing Station
Assembly Area: Jewish Hospital Building, Iranische Strasse, 2-4, Berlin
Assembly Area: Old Age Home, Grosse Hamburger Strasse 26
Means of Transportation: Freight Train
No. of People (Minimum Estimate): 314
No. of People (Maximum Estimate): 346
Destination of Deportation: Auschwitz Birkenau, Extermination Camp, Poland
End of Event: 29/06/1943
Link to Library:
  • Alfred Gottwaldt, Diana Schulle, Die Judendeportationen aus dem Deutschen Reich 1941-1945 (Wiesbaden: Marix Verlag, 2005), p. 459
  • Danuta Czech, “Auschwitz Chronicle 1939-1945”, (New York: H.Holt, 1990), p. 430
  • Freie Universität, Zentralinstitut für sozialwissenschaftliche Forschung, “Gedenkbuch Berlins der jüdischen Opfer der Nationalsozialismus”, (Berlin: Hentrich, 1995), p. 1420
  • Martina Voigt, “Die Deportation der Berliner Juden 1941 bis 1945” in: Annegret Ehmann (ed), “Die Grunewald-Rampe” (Berlin: Colloquium, 1993), p. 41
  • Kurt Jakob Ball-Kaduri, “Berlin wird Judenfrei”, (Berlin: Colloquium, 1973), pp 226-241
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