On August 27, 1942, the last public prayer service was held in Wiesbaden, Germany.
For the next 2 days, 600 Jews, many of them elderly and weak, were gathered in the courtyard of the Orthodox synagogue. On the August 29th, the Jews of Wiesbaden were deported to Frankfurt, where another 600 local Jews boarded the train. On the September 1st, the train left Frankfurt, and it arrived in Theresienstadt the following day.
Later, these Jews were deported from Theresienstadt to Auschwitz.
Yad Vashem, Israel’s Holocaust trust and memorial, is sharing these photos as a way to preserve the memory of those lost–baruch dayan emet.
To read more about the Jewish community of Weisbaden, click here.