1942-06: 1.-10. Alterstransport(s) to Theresienstadt

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01.-10. Alterstransports

01. Alterstransport – Departure Date: 02.06.42, Deported: 50, Destination: Theresienstadt (I/1, 50)
02. Alterstransport – Departure Date: 04.06.42, Deported: 100, Destination: Theresienstadt (I/2, 100)
03. Alterstransport – Departure Date: 09.06.42, Deported: 50, Destination: Theresienstadt (I/4, 50)
04. Alterstransport – Departure Date: 11.06.42, Deported: 50, Destination: Theresienstadt (I/5, 50)
05. Alterstransport – Departure Date: 12.06.42, Deported: 50, Destination: Theresienstadt (I/6, 50)
06. Alterstransport – Departure Date: 16.06.42, Deported: 50, Destination: Theresienstadt (I/7, 50)
07. Alterstransport – Departure Date: 18.06.42, Deported: 50, Destination: Theresienstadt (I/8, 50)
08. Alterstransport – Departure Date: 19.06.42, Deported: 50, Destination: Theresienstadt (I/9, 50)
09. Alterstransport – Departure Date: 23.06.42, Deported: 50, Destination: Theresienstadt (I/10, 50)
10. Alterstransport – Departure Date: 25.06.42, Deported: 50, Destination: Theresienstadt (I/11, 50)

The transport description in Theresienstadt and the number of deportees registered there are given in brackets.

The lists for the 1st – 3rd Alterstransport to Theresienstadt were assigned incorrectly by the authority of the OFP Berlin-Brandenburg, as can be seen in the manuscript notes on the first pages. This has been widely accepted in the literature, although it is also overlooked that the special transport from 5.6.42 was, as a third transport from Berlin to Theresienstadt, but was not an old-age transport. The actual 3rd transport of the elderly from 9/6/42 is often mistakenly referred to in the literature as 4. Old-age transport.

Heinrich Stahl Portrait- 1938
Heinrich Stahl Portrait- 1938

The organizational planning of the first transports from Berlin to Theresienstadt is recorded in the minutes of the meeting of the Reichsvereinigung of 31.5.42. “The transports of the 98th year are scheduled to be held on Thursday, June 4, 1942 and will also be sent to the Protectorate on 5 June 1942. In the following week the transports will also be on Tuesday, Thursday and Friday. ”

It is also said that “the introduction of the first transport of the first Altertransport takes place in the Grossen Hamburgerstrasse on 1.6.1942 – 14.00 hrs. When transferring from retirement homes to the rooms intended for transport, the transport number sequence should be kept as far as possible by the physician and the nursing staff; the numbers given will be between O-160 and O-180. On Tuesday, the 2.26. 1942 early, the transport participants will have to be taken to the stop Monbijouplatz by the JV Berlin staff; they should arrive precisely at 5 o’clock, the time the tramway car arrives, and should board as fast as possible so that the transport arrives at the Anhalter train station at 5.45 am in Schönebergerstrasse the side entrance to the Anhalter station stopping. ” [Max Kreutzberger Collection, Leo Baeck Institute, MF 798]

Heinrich Stahl, from 1933 to January 1940, long-time chairman of the Jewish Community of Berlin, was deported together with his wife Jenny (No. 1 and 2 of the transport list) on June 12, 1942. In Theresienstadt, Heinrich Stahl held the position of deputy chairman in the Council of Elders from October 1942, but died of a pneumonia on 4.11.42 [Yad Vashem Archives, O.64 / 3].