Deportation Lists

Deportation of German Jews to Riga
Deportation of German Jews to Riga
Deportation of German Jews to Riga

The creation of lists of Jews who had “emigrated” with the individual deportation transports was a complex bureaucratic process involving various authorities. For example, in a report by the Head of the Housing Advisory Board of the Reichsvereinigung Martha Mosse of 8 June 1942, the procedure in connection with the deployment of the old transports from Berlin is described as follows [Bundesarchiv, R 8150/50]:

“Previously recorded questionnaires from people who were at that time not covered by the exodus because of their age, are chosen, with the registry and cadastre for change of address, death etc. compared and then sent to the state police control room After there transport. Issued numbers are the property declarations be made by our staff in the apartments since the dispatch by mail is too uncertain and too time consuming. After 2 days, the asset declarations to be picked up. transport lists for each age transports are set up and emigration advertised Notifications and again by Employees.[…]

If a shipment has been dispatched, our provisional transport list is compared with the final list of the State Police Department . Our employees determine by means of investigations on the spot who of the emigrants who have been sub-tenants, whether the dwellings are in Aryan or Jewish landed property. The apartments in Jewish land are being registered for resettlement by the Housing Advisory Board and reported for the purpose of unsealing and evacuating the State Police Office and the Economic Group. […]

Both the registry and the list department are very tense. In contrast to formerly, the list department must set up lists for the comparative work in the cadastre and in the contribution department and for the order of the collection of the migrant (journey list), except for the provisional and final transport list. “

After the departure of a transport, the transport lists were sent by the Gestapo together with the declarations of the assets of the deportees to the authority of the Chief Financial Officer (OFP), who determined the revocation or the confiscation of the assets in favor of the German Reich and the asset management and utilization together with the competent tax offices initiated. The lists sent by the Gestapo to the finance authorities contain, as in the case of the lists of the Chief Financial Officer of Berlin- Brandenburg, deletions of non-deportees and corrections, for example, on the basis of duplications. These revised lists can be regarded as largely reliable and can be used for comparison with the statistical data of the Reichsvereinigung.

A corresponding evaluation with the aim of verifying and possibly correcting the literature on the number of deported Jews was made on the basis of the nearly complete lists from the files of the Chief Financial Officer, Berlin- Brandenburg. Some of these were also evaluated for Theresienstadt, which were obviously made on the basis of the same Gestapo lists as the transport lists made available to the OFP Berlin- Brandenburg.

Berlin – Brandenburg, Germany

A compilation of all deportation transports from the German Reich and their evaluation including deportation lists is planned step by step. The allocation to the different regions is taking into account the administrative division of the district offices of the Reichsvereinigung der Juden with the status of spring 1943.


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