By hjarald

One Way Ticket.

The first trains carrying Jews to the Nazi concentration camp and gas chambers Auschwitz-Birkenau in Poland arrived there in March 1942. After that several trains arrived daily carrying Jews from almost every country in Europe, also from Holland as if it were normal public transportation schedules.

Each of the trains carried in excess of a thousand victims. Prisoners had been packed into cattle wagons with no room to sit, no food, a bucket for water and another as a toilet. The journey could last days on end, with the ‘passengers’ not knowing where they were passing through or where they were going. Many victims died during the journey as a result of suffocation, illness or hunger.

Believe it or not but this is one of the actual cattle wagons in the current railway museum that has been used for this purpose and it feels very unreal to imagine how people must have felt during that transport once standing in the same spot yourself.

Black Days in History, may they never ever return.

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