1942-07-10: Bielefeld - Hamburg - Stolp - Berlin - Magdeburg to Auschwitz

Departure Date (Stolp): 10.07.42

I. Gemeindschule- Stolp Pommern
I. Gemeindschule- Stolp Pommern

Only a few details are available on the partial transport for the Teiltransport originating in Pomerania with a total of 1002 deportees from northern and central Germany to Auschwitz (See: 1942-07-11: XVII. Teiltransport). The board meeting of the Reichsvereinigung from 8.7.42 shows that an “emigration transport from Berlin on the 11th of the month, with transport ‘car’ connections from the districts of the state police headquarters in Hamburg, Magdeburg and Stettin” was prepared. [BA R 8150/2] The people from ‘far’ Pomerania gathered on 9.7. from miscellaeneous locations within the administrative district of Köslin in the city of Stolp and were housed in a collection camp in the gymnasium of the “I. Gemeindeschule”. The transport left Stolp on 10.7. heading first in the direction of Küstrin and there was to have been connected to another “Teiltransport” before the train from Küstrin left on 11.7. in the direction of Auschwitz [G. Salinger, To the Remembrance and Memory, Volume 1, New York 2006, p. 77; G. Salinger, in: Stolper Heft 2009, p. 106].

A transport list for this “Teiltransport” is not known. From the statistics of the Reichsvereinigung for July 1942, it can be determined that 179 people were deported from Pomerania, 11 of them from the administrative district of Stettin and 168 from the administrative district of Köslin. In the whole of Pomerania by the end of July 1942 there remained only 281 Jewish people, a large portion of whom were deported to Theresienstadt one month later.