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July
July 13, 1943 - Gerda Baier’s certificate of deportation to Theresienstadt






July 13, 1943

Gerda Baier’s certificate of deportation to Theresienstadt

The Theresienstadt Ghetto was established in October 1941 approximately 60 kilometers north of Prague. The first deportations of Jews to Theresienstadt arrived in November 1941 from Germany, Austria, and the Protectorate of Bohemia and Moravia. In 1943-44, Jews were also deported to Theresienstadt from Denmark, Holland, Poland and Hungary.

From January 1942 to autumn 1944, approximately 88,000 of 140,000 Jews were deported from Theresienstadt to the east for extermination. Gerda Baier was one of these Jews sent to their deaths.

Gerda Baier was born on September 18, 1907. On July 13, 1943, at the age of 35, Gerda was deported from Prague to Theresienstadt. After a little more than a year, on October 12, 1944, three months before the liberation of Auschwitz, Gerda was deported to the extermination camp and murdered.

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