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With the outbreak of WWII in September 1939, Adolf Hitler declared his intention to deport the Jewish population from the territories of the greater Third Reich and the “Protectorate of Bohemia and Moravia” (Protektorat Böhmen und Mähren). However, apart from a few feeble, halfhearted attempts, the actual deportations were postponed a number of times as a result of political and military developments. The successful outcome of early military operations during Germany’s invasion of the Soviet Un
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Places: Wien, Vienna, Austria
Route of Transport: from Departing Station Wien, Vienna, Austria to Lodz, Ghetto, Poland on 19/10/1941
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Origin of Deportation: Wien, Vienna, Austria
Transport No: 7
Train No.: Da 5
Beginning of Event: 19/10/1941
Segment of Route: Departing Station
Assembly Area: School Compound, 2a Kleine Sperlgasse, Vienna 2
Departure Station: Vienna, Aspangbahnhof
Means of Transportation: Special passenger train (Sonderzug)
No. of People (Minimum Estimate): 1000
No. of People (Maximum Estimate): 1003
Destination of Deportation: Lodz, Ghetto, Poland
End of Event: 20/10/1941
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  • Jonny Moser, "Die Judenverfolgung in Oesterreich 1938-1945" (Wien: Europa Verlag, 1966), pp. 27-29
  • Jonny Moser, "Die Zentralstelle fuer juedische Auswanderung in Wien", in: Kurt Schmid, Robert Streibel (eds.), "Der Pogrom 1938, Judenverfolgung in Oesterreich und Deutschland" , Dokumentation eines Symposiums der Volkshochschule Brigittenau (Wien: Picus, 1990), pp. 96-100
  • Jonny Moser, "Die Anhalte- und Sammellager fuer oesterreichische Juden", Dokumentationsarchiv des oesterreichischen Widerstandes - Jahrbuch 1992, p. 75
  • Alfred Gottwaldt and Diana Schulle, "Die "Judendeportationen" aus dem Deutschen Reich 1938-1945" (Wiesbaden: Marix Verlag, 2005), p. 72
  • Hans Guenther Adler, "Der verwaltete Mensch" (Tuebingen: J.C.B. Mohr, 1974), pp. 172-175
  • Hans Safrian, "Die Eichmann-Maenner" (Wien: Europa Verlag, 1993), pp. 105-125
  • "Togbukh fun Lodzsher geto (language: Yiddish)" (Buenos Aires: Tsentral-farband fun Polylishe Yidn in Argentine, 1958) pp. 179-180
  • Peter Witte, "Two Decisions concerning the 'Final Solution to the Jewish Question': Deportations to Lodz and Mass Murder in Chelmno", Holocaust and Genocide Studies 9, no. 2 (1995), pp. 37-65
  • Herbert Rosenkranz, "Verfolgung und Selbstbehauptung: Die Juden in Oesterreich 1938-1945" (Wien: Herold, 1978), pp. 283-286
  • Christopher R. Browning, "The origins of the Final Solution : the evolution of Nazi Jewish policy, September 1939 - March 1942" (London : Heinemann, 2004), pp. 425-452
  • The Central Archives for the History of the Jewish People Jerusalem, Aktenverzeichnis der Kultusgemeinde Wien Signatur A/W: 1886/ 398, 1-33
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