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Auschwitz no. 862 A


A train of Jews being deported from Theresienstadt to Auschwitz, 1943 A transport of prisoners, Theresienstadt, Czechoslovakia

A Jew who arrived at Auschwitz on the 17th of May 1944 from the ghetto-camp Theresienstadt.

On arrival at Auschwitz he passed the selection and received the number 862A.

The Transport
On the 17th of May 1944 an RSHA transport from the ghetto-camp Theresienstadt arrived at Auschwitz with 2,447 Jews.

576 men and boys received the numbers 843A – 1418A and 1736 women and girls received the numbers 1000A – 1999A and 2751A – 3621A. All were taken to the sub-camp B-IIb – the family camp in Birkenau.

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