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Towards the end of November 1941, the Nazi authorities began to deport the Jews of Bohemia and Moravia (the Protectorate) to the fortress city of Theresienstadt, about 60 km north of Prague. The city’s 18th century fortress now served as a ghetto. Thousands of deportees were housed in the army barracks under terrible conditions. By depicting Theresienstadt as a "model of Jewish settlement" and thus concealing its role as a transit camp for Jewish deportees, the Nazis were able to camouflage their true objectives and policies namely, the mass annihilation of the Jews.
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Places: Wien, Vienna, Austria
Route of Transport: from Departing Station Wien, Vienna, Austria to Bohusovice, Litomerice, Bohemia, Czechoslovakia on 01/10/1942
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Origin of Deportation: Wien, Vienna, Austria
Transport No: 43
Train No.: Da 522
Beginning of Event: 01/10/1942
Segment of Route: Departing Station
Assembly Area: Kruegerheim, Girls' Home, 7 Malzgasse / 8 Miesbachgasse, Vienna 2
Departure Station: Vienna, Aspangbahnhof
Means of Transportation: Special passenger train (Sonderzug)
No. of People (Minimum Estimate): 1290
No. of People (Maximum Estimate): 1299
Destination of Deportation: Bohusovice, Litomerice, Bohemia, Czechoslovakia
Route of Transport: from Stop Bohusovice, Litomerice, Bohemia, Czechoslovakia to Theresienstadt, Ghetto, Czechoslovakia on 02/10/1942
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Origin of Deportation: Bohusovice, Litomerice, Bohemia, Czechoslovakia
Transport No: 43
Train No.: Da 522
Beginning of Event: 02/10/1942
Segment of Route: Stop
Means of Transportation: Marched by foot
No. of People (Minimum Estimate): 1290
No. of People (Maximum Estimate): 1299
Destination of Deportation: Theresienstadt, Ghetto, Czechoslovakia
Transport No. upon Arrival: IV/ 12
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