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On May 21, 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 the completion of all deportations of Jews from the Greater Reich and the Protectorate to the East and to Theresienstadt by June 30, 1943. The new regulations included several groups of Jews whose deportation had been postponed until then. The only exemptions were Jews married to non-Jews. The regulations also gave guidelines regarding the procedure of the deportations. In the case of smaller transports of 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 24/08/1943
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Origin of Deportation: Berlin, Berlin (Berlin), City of Berlin, Germany
Transport No: 41
Beginning of Event: 24/08/1943
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 (Maximum Estimate): 50
No. of Additional Deportees (Minimum Estimate): 46
Destination of Deportation: Auschwitz Birkenau, Extermination Camp, Poland
End of Event: 25/08/1943
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. 469
  • 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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