1942-09-01: Berlin - Ostpreußen (Insterburg) nach Riga

Departure Date (Insterburg): 01.09.42 (?), Deported: 163 (from Ostpreußen), Total Deported: 953

Riga , Jews from the ghetto source unknown
Riga , Jews from the ghetto source unknown

The 19th East Berlin transport with 790 deportees were probably connected at a secondary stop in Insterburg to load additional people from East Prussia [A. Gottwaldt, D. Schulle, The “Judendeportationen” from the German Reich 1941-1945, Wiesbaden 2005, p. 257]. A “compilation of the special trains for resettlers, harvest workers and Jews in the period from 8.8.-30.10.42”, prepared by the Reichsbahn on August 6, 1942 in Frankfurt am Main, contains a note on the planned transport in an associated “circulation plan” designation “Da 403”, the 31.8. transport left the station Berlin-Moabit at 19.50 hours and was scheduled to arrive in Riga on 2.9. at 15:59 hours [Yad Vashem Archives, O.53 / Ludwigsburg, USSR Collection]. Although in the literature often the 5.9. is menioned as the departure date, it can be assumed that the departure from Berlin as planned in the Reichsbahn planning on the evening of 31.8. was completed (see 19. Osttransport). The train probably reached East Prussia on 1.9.42 for the connection and loading additional people there (Insterberg?).

In contrast to the Berlin transport, the partial transport from East Prussia is not known by name. Based on the statistics of the Reichsvereinigung for September 1942, however, it can be established that 163 Jews were deported from the administrative district of Königsberg (after one person was withdrawn from the list in October) Thus, the total number of deportees in this combined transport to Riga can be assumed to have been 953.