1943-05-17: 38. Osttransport

Departure Date: 17.05.43, Deported: 395, Destination: Auschwitz

385 of the deportees of the 38th East transport had a Berlin address. Added to this were a few Jews from various labor camps around Berlin. One deportee came from Gelnhausen and Halberstadt and two from Amsterdam. 4 days after the departure of the 38th East transport, on 21.5.43, Himmler ordered, through the RSHA, that Jews from the empire, including Bohemia and Moravia, should be transported to the east and Theresienstadt by 30.6.43, at the latest. Excluded from this arrangement was a narrowly defined group of people, in particular the Jews living in German-Jewish marriages (Mischehe) including Jewish spouses of a no longer existing Mischehe. Also excluded were Jews employed by the Schmelt organization in Upper Silesia and the Jews from the ghetto Litzmannstadt, for which separate arrangements should be made.

It is also stated in the ruling of the RSHA ( declared to be a secret) : “The Jews, hitherto still employed in the Reichsvereinigung der Juden in Germany, or their district offices or cultic associations, are to be grasped in accordance with the guidelines for the abduction their place will, if necessary for the execution of official orders with regard to the remaining Jews remaining, be established a so-called “union of Jewish mixed partners” with the seat in Berlin, whose staff consists solely of remaining miscommunication partners. ” [HSTA Düsseldorf, Film A 28/2].

“The Jews, hitherto still employed in the Reichsvereinigung der Juden in Germany, or their district offices or cultic associations, are to be gathered in accordance with the guidelines for their abduction. Their role will, if necessary for the execution of official orders with regard to remaining Jews, be handled by the “Association of Jewish Mixed Partners”  with its seat in Berlin, whose staff consists solely of remaining mixed marriage partners. ” [HSTA Düsseldorf, Film A 28/2].