Transport 64:Westerbork-Sobibor


The Transport 64  from Westerbork in the Netherkands , was the designated transport number for the moving of 2511 people to Sobibor in Poland, on May 18th 1943.(The transport also had designated number 12, there would often be more numbers for 1 transport)


Most of them were residents of the city of Nijmegen. In the middle of the night 17/18 May they were taken from their homes by the SS and NSB.

The journey would take 3 days, those 3 days were the last days of the 2511 alive.Among these 2511 were,620 children. One of those  children was 10 year old Lotte Löbenstein .


As they arrived in Sobibor all 2511 were led straight to the gas chambers and were killed.All that was left of these people were their names on a list, a number, no longer seen as a human being.




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Stichting Sobibor

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  1. This picture has always baffled me. The picture is taken in Westerbork and the people seem to be walking away from the train. I had assumed that the people had just gotten off the train on the Boulevard Miseré and were about to be processed in Westerbork. However, you say it is a transport from Westerbork to Sobibor. Are these the people that just said good-bye to their friends and loved ones that were being shipped to their deaths? If you know more about the specifics of the picture I would appreciate it.


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