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Yad Vashem This Month in Holocaust History
December
December 13, 1941, Deportation of Jews from Muenster, Germany, to the Riga Ghetto, Latvia

December 13, 1941

Deportation of Jews from Muenster, Germany, to the Riga Ghetto, Latvia

As of 1938, the Jewish population in Muenster, Germany, hovered around 550. After Kristallnacht, the Jews began emigrating and the Jewish population in Muenster dropped to around 100 in 1941. Jews from Muenster were included in the first transport of 1,000 Westphalian Jews deported to the Riga ghetto. Others were sent later on to the Warsaw ghetto and the last transport from Muenster of the old, the sick and children under the age of six was sent to Theresienstadt. 24 Jews from Muenster are known to have survived the concentration camps.

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