Photo: The first convoy of death. 80 years ago, the Nazis launched the deportation of Jews from the Czech Republic

Exactly 80 years ago, on October 16, 1941, the first train transport with Czech Jews to the ghetto in Lodz, Poland, left the Prague-Bubny railway station. He started the Nazi liquidation of approximately 80,000 Czech Jews who perished in occupied Poland, the Baltics and Belarus. The transports did not arouse greater interest of the Czech public. “The event went smoothly,” said the Prague police at one of the first.

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