Holocaust Transportation

V Jones, Lupe Pulido, Joe Patino, Hayle Cookston

Basic

Deportation and transportation often took days and families would carry their belongings in packs while they were loaded onto cattle trucks.
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They start off in cattle cars crammed in like sardines.

Location


  • The Theatergebäude (theater building) which is located just outside the Auschwitz main camp, was used as a clothing warehouse and it was stuffed full when the camp was liberated.

Heading to camp

  • The European rail network played a crucial role in the implementation of the "Final Solution." Jews from Germany and German-occupied Europe were deported by rail to the killing centers in occupied Poland. The Germans attempted to disguise their deadly intentions, referring to these deportations as "resettlement to the east." The victims were told they were being taken to labor camps, but in reality, from 1942, deportation for most Jews meant transit to extermination camps.

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