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Early in the morning of April 5 a rather unusual transport departed from Westerbork. The train consisted of cattle wagons and passenger cars and another train carrying 625 Belgian Jews from Mechelen was added not far from Westerbork. The cattle cars (comprising 240 deportees) and the Belgian transport were sent to Auschwitz. The passenger cars contained 101 deportees headed for Bergen-Belsen, 289 deportees for Theresienstadt, and a few dozen Romanian Jews for Ravensbrück (41 women and children) and Buchenwald (28 men). According to one survivor from the Theresienstadt transport, these disparate parts of the train were disconnected on the way at places where an engine was waiting.
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: 05/04/1944
Beginning of Event (reconstructed) : 05/04/1944
No. of persons (Min. estimate) registered at beginning of event : 240
No. of persons (Max. estimate) registered at beginning of event : 240
No. of persons (Min. estimate) registered at end of event : 240
No. of persons (Max. estimate) registered at end of event : 240
Origin of Deportation : Westerbork, Camp, The Netherlands
Destination of Deportation : Auschwitz Birkenau, Extermination Camp, Poland
End of Event : 07/04/1944
End of Event (reconstructed) : 07/04/1944
Display in intranet : Y
Link to historical background : Historical background: from Westerbork, Camp, The Netherlands to Auschwitz Birkenau, Extermination Camp, Poland between dates 05/04/1944 - 07/04/1944
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