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|Brief Description||Jews from Iasi (Jassy) being deported by train, on a journey of nearly a week, to a camp in the south of Romania||Similar Items|
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Jews from Iasi (Jassy) being deported by train, on a journey of nearly a week, to a camp in the south of Romania.
On "Black Sunday," June 29, 1941, a pogrom was carried out agains the city's Jews: over 8,000 were killed, according to Romanian police reports several days later. 4330 of the city's Jews were made to board two freight trains whose cars were then sealed. One train headed for the Tirgu Frumos camp, the other for the camp at Calarasi, some 430 km south of the city, in which 2430 Jews were packed and given no food or water. After a horrific journey that lasted six days and seven nights, many lost their sanity, and the train made frequent stops to throw out the many dead bodies. The train reached Calasari where the survivors were put in the camp and aided by the local Jewish community. At the end of August 1941, 980 survivors were returned to Iasi.
See: Iasi, in the Encyclopedia of the Holocaust (ed. I Gutman). New York: Macmillan (1990), vol. 2, pp. 709 - 711. Close