Suddenly he was no longer there, and I think that they were taken away when Aunt Evi came. As soon as you were together, you were cattle for transport.
On 15 July 1942 the first transport for Auschwitz Birkenau departed from Westerbork. The deportations were organized in Berlin: date, destination, and the number of people to be deported. The SS- commander of Westerbork was responsible for drawing up the transport lists. The Jewish camp administration was charged with the implementation. Auschwitz was usually the final destination.