First mass transport of Jews to Auschwitz concentration camp

  • first mass transport of jews to auschwitz concentration camp
    photograph of a restored train car, with its sliding door open, used to transport slovak jews
    restored train car used to transport slovak jews. sŽ stands for slovenské Železnice (slovak railways).
    date25–26 march 1942
    locationslovak state, auschwitz concentration camp
    targetslovak jews
    organised byslovak state, nazi germany
    deportees997
    survivors20

    the first mass transport of jews to auschwitz concentration camp departed from poprad transit camp in the slovak state on 25 march 1942 and arrived at its destination on 26 march. it was the beginning of systematic deportation of jews to auschwitz concentration camp by the reich main security office and also the first transport of jews from slovakia.

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First mass transport of Jews to Auschwitz concentration camp
Photograph of a restored train car, with its sliding door open, used to transport Slovak Jews
Restored train car used to transport Slovak Jews. SŽ stands for Slovenské Železnice (Slovak Railways).
Date25–26 March 1942
LocationSlovak State, Auschwitz concentration camp
TargetSlovak Jews
Organised bySlovak State, Nazi Germany
Deportees997
Survivors20

The first mass transport of Jews to Auschwitz concentration camp departed from Poprad transit camp in the Slovak State on 25 March 1942 and arrived at its destination on 26 March. It was the beginning of systematic deportation of Jews to Auschwitz concentration camp by the Reich Main Security Office and also the first transport of Jews from Slovakia.

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