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The Holocaust - Nazi Transport Trains
Transcript of The Holocaust - Nazi Transport Trains
December 12, 2012. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Holocaust_train. 12/12/12. "Holocaust Train Images." Google Images. https://www.google.com/search?q=holocaust+trains+jews Holocaust Trains The European railway was used primarily in the Eastern European countries such as Russia and Poland, etc. but was also employed in Western Europe by means of Italy, the Netherlands, Belgium and France. Holocaust Trains The Train Cars The Places Because there were many different types of rail cars, it is difficult to specify dimensions, but many estimations can be made about surviving freight cars, that may have been used to transport Jews during the time period. "Rail Car." Illionois Holocaust and Education Center. November 9, 2005. http://www.ilholocaustmuseum.org/pages/rail_car/132.php. 12/12/12. Holocaust Trains Holocaust Trains Holocaust Trains Holocaust Trains The Train Cars continued These cars were roughly 10 meters, or 31 feet in length, and had a width of 4 meters, or about 7 feet. If the train car had a roof or covering of any type, it would be an average of 7 feet in height.
Holocaust Trains The Advantages continued The use of trains sped up the scale at which mass extermination could occur. It also allowed the Nazis to operate more efficient death camps in an effective, cheap way. - The Numbers continued 50 people in a boxcar X 50 boxcars = 2,500 people in each convoy. This was the minimum standard load required by the SS, but it was seldom such minimums were not met. The Advantages continued The SS used the trains to convince the Jews that they were being sent to better living conditions, outside the ghetto. This kept the Jewish population, in general, more submissive and less resistant while they were being deported.