Fischerhof Station

»Deported to their Deaths« – panel 5 – Deportation and Death

On a Monday morning in December 1941, the SS and Uniformed Police (German: Schutzpolizei) brought 1001 female and male Jews from the age of 4 months to 81 years old from Ahlem to the Fischerhof Station in the Hannover district of Linden. Survivors reported:


On the 15th of December, trucks drove up and, in the midst of shouting and beatings by the SS, we were all loaded in like cattle and brought to the station. (Henny Markiewicz-Simon, née Rosenbaum, b. 1925)

People stood along the streets. Nobody was bothered by it; everybody looked away. (Hilde Schneider, b. 1916)

There, (we) were crammed into the trains ready for departure.The luggage went to the baggage car. The train was sealed. We had no idea where we were going, just realized that we were moving in an easterly direction. (Henny Markiewicz-Simon)

Because of its remote location, the Hannover Gestapo used the Fischerhof freight terminal, built in 1872, as their staging area for deportations. From here, they deported more than 2100 Jews in seven shipments between December 1941 and February 1945, as well as over 100 Hannover

Picture credits

1: Walter Ballhause Archive

2: Municipal Archive Bielefeld


Exhibition: Deported to their Deaths
Duration: December 15th, 2011 to January 27th, 2012
Location: Neues Rathaus Hannover, Bürgersaal
Panel: 5 from 39 – Deportation and Death
Size: 650 x 2050 mm
Technique: Digital print on Alu-Dibond