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The transports from Belgium left from Mechelen (in French: Malines) transit camp, a detention and deportation center in the Dossin, the oldest casern in the Flemish city of Mechelen. It opened on July 27, 1942. Initially the Reich Main Security Office (Reichssicherheitshauptamt – RSHA) aimed to have 10,000 Jews deported to Auschwitz within the first few months. On August 28, 1942 this number was ramped up to 20,000. By the end of October 1942, 17,000 Jews had been deported in 17 transports, all of them foreign nationals. The numbers subsequently declined due to the fact that most of the remaining Jews had gone into hiding. From November 1942 until the end of July 1943 the BdS managed to organized just four transports with 4,500 Jews.
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Route of Transport: from Departing Station Caserne Dossin (Malines-Mechelen), Camp, Belgium to Vittel, Camp, France on 23/02/1944
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Origin of Deportation: Caserne Dossin (Malines-Mechelen), Camp, Belgium
Transport No: E1
Beginning of Event: 23/02/1944
Segment of Route: Departing Station
No. of People (Maximum Estimate): 29
Destination of Deportation: Vittel, Camp, France
No. of persons registered at beginning of event: 29
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