Güterbahnhof Moabit

The Nazis began to deport Berlin’s Jewish population to ghettos, camps and extermination camps in October 1941. The deportations took place from three train stations and one of these was Güterbahnhof Moabit (the other two were the Grünewald Bahnhof and Anhalter Bahnhof). The Jews who were deported had previously been rounded up and taken to assembly camps before being taken to any station for further eastward transport.

Current status: Preserved with monument (2010).

Address: Putlitzbrücke, 10551 Berlin.

Get there: Metro to Westhafen Station.

My comment:

Of these three stations Güterbahnhof Moabit is probably the least known. There is no information about the deportations at the site, only a monument, which stand on a bridge (Putlitzbrücke) above the station. The station itself doesn’t have any passenger traffic anymore, perhaps some industrial traffic, nothing more.

Follow up in books: Gilbert, Martin: The Holocaust: A History of the Jews of Europe During the Second World War (1987).