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Yad Vashem

Source C - The Deportations

"The transport [September 6, 1943] came all of a sudden, like lightning. It took about twenty of our boys, among them some of the best in the home. But nothing could be done about it.
Evening came, the time when the announcements about who was to be on the next transport were supposed to be given. We all waited anxiously for Hunza Jochovitz, who was the one who received the notices. The first group that was announced included many boys. In the second group, which came later on in the evening, there were already fewer boys. We went to bed upset, because the summons for the reserves were supposed to come the next morning. And indeed they came. Throughout the morning, the boys that were to be on the next transport packed and we helped them.
The day arrived where they had to report to the station. Some of them presented themselves at Q319, others at Hamburg [barracks], at L417 and at Dresden [barracks]. Panic reigned throughout the city. Finally everybody was in place.
…The first evening without our friends; every word echoes through the home in such a strange and haunting way."
Bondy, They Called It Friend, (Heb.), p. 28
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