Nazi Germany’s state worsened by Allied forces landing at Normandy on June 6, 1944, and the destruction of Army Group Center by the Red Army over the course of the summer. However, Nazi authorities persisted in their efforts to deport the remaining Jews from German cities.
Transport No.47h left Vienna’s Nordbahnhof on September 1, 1944 and arrived in Auschwitz Birkenau on September 4. It consisted of 24 Jews. The average age of the deportees was 39; four of them were over of 61.
Historian Danuta Czech notes in the Auschwitz Chronicle that this was a group transport organized by the RSHA and included 43 Jews from various cities in Germany.Following the train’s arrival the SS men carried out a selection. Five Jewish men were sent to the camp and were given the Nos. B9103- 9107. The remaining deportees were immediately murdered in the gas chambers.