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   "Official statistics of this railway journey from Jassey were
   prepared, and certified, by the Rumanian police chiefs in the
   various towns along the route. Two trains had left Jassy on 30
   June. The first had gone, with 1,900 Jews sealed into its wagons,
   to Podul-Iloaiei, twenty kilometers from Jassy. By the time it
   arrived, 1,194 of the Jews were dead. The second train, with 2500
   Jews, had set off towards Calarasi, stopping six times, and taking
   four days to travel to its first stop, only sixty-four kilometers
   from Jassy, when 650 dead were removed from the train. A further
   327 were removed at Mircesti, 172 at Sabaoani and 53 at Roman.


   From Roman the train had gone on to Inotesti, where forty more dead
   were removed, and then to Calarasi, where a further 25 bodies were
   taken out of the train. The final stop, on 6 July, was Calarasi

   The Rumanian police reports were detailed and precise. Reports No
   1324 of 4 July, No 4457 of 6 July, and No 10,252 of 6 July gave a
   total of 2,530 deaths, in the two trains; and in the weeks that
   followed, hundreds more died as a result of starvation and beatings
   to which they had been subjected during their week-long journey.

   On 1 September 1941 the German Minister to Rumania, Manfred von
   Killinger, reported to the Foreign Office in Berlin that some 4,000
   Jews had died as a result of the killings at Jassy and the two
   train journeys." (Gilbert, 45-46)

                           Work Cited

   Gilbert, Martin. Final Journey: The Fate of the Jews in Nazi
   Germany. New York: Mayflower Books, 1979

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