Milbertshofen


In mid-March 1941, Jewish forced labourers were forced to build a assembly camp (Judenlager) for Munich Jews yet to be deported. The camp consisted of 18 barracks and there were about 1500 Jews in the camp during its existence until August 1942. The first (and largest) deportation bound for eastern Europe took place on November 20, 1941, when about 1,000 Jews were deported to the ghetto in Riga. However, the transport was diverted to Kaunas because there was no place in Riga. In Kaunas, the entire transport was murdered on November 25 in Kaunas fort IX. In addition to deportations to Riga (and Kaunas), there were also transports to Auschwitz and Theresienstadt. After Munich Jews were deported, the camp was dismantled.

Current status: Demolished with monument (2010).

Address: Troppauer Strasse, 80937 M√ľnchen.

Get there: Metro to Am Hart Station.

My comment:

Between autumn 1941 and spring 1945, 42 transports with a total of about 3400 Jews departed from Munich to Eastern Europe. In addition to Milbertshausen, there were also Jewish collection camps on Thierschstrasse 7 and in Berg am Laim in eastern Munich.

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