In the period between June and October 1942, thirteen transports left Vienna (Wien) for Theresienstadt. Each transport consisted of about 1,000 Jewish deportees, most of whom were old and sick. In January 1943, after a break of several months, the deportation of Jews from Vienna was resumed. This time, the transports were relatively smaller in size, each consisting of about 100 people.
Transport No. 46e departed from Vienna's (Wien) Nordbahnhof station to Theresienstadt on February 25 1943. The transport was comprised of 70 deportees, 19 of them were older than 61 years. The average age of the deportees was 47. Hauptwachtmeister der Schutzpolizei Leopold Kraft was the police officer in command of 3 policemen assigned to guard and escort the transport on its journey. Due to the small number of deportees on this transport the train car that had been ordered by Security Police (Sipo) Vienna from the Reichsbahn was attached to passenger train number 723, scheduled to depart Nordbahnhof for Lundenburg (Breclav) and Brno (Brünn). In Brno the train car was transferred to a Protektoratsbahnen train on its way to Prague and Theresienstadt. On its arrival in Theresienstadt, the transport was registered in the ghetto register as IV/14e. The Roman number IV represented the city of Vienna.