1943-03-03: 33. Osttransport

Reichsfuehrer SS Heinrich Himmler and the Auschwitz commandant Rudolf Höss (or Oswald Pohl?) at the IG Farben Buna factory
Reichsfuehrer SS Heinrich Himmler and the Auschwitz commandant Rudolf Höss (or Oswald Pohl?) at the IG Farben Buna factory

Departure Date: 03.03.43, Deported: 1731, Destination: Auschwitz

With the 33rd Osttransport, the third transport from Berlin after the “factory-action”, only Berlin Jews were deported to Auschwitz. 517 men and 200 women from the total deportee population of 1750 Jews from Berlin, were selected for work at Auschwitz. In a telex, Labor Supervisor Schwarz, working for the SS-WVHA, complained:

“If the transports from Berlin continue with so many women and children along with old Jews, I do not promise much in terms of personnel deployment. Buna needs above all things younger and strong personnel.” [N. Blumental (eds.), Dokumenty i materialy, Vol. 1, Obozy, Lodz 1946, p. 109]