Between the summer of 1942 and September 1944, some 105,000 Jews were deported from the Netherlands, mainly to Auschwitz and Sobibór, but some also to Theresienstadt, with the ultimate destination again being Auschwitz. The first set of transports between July 1942 and February 1943 went to Auschwitz. Their fate there was probably similar to that of the Jews deported there from France and Belgium around the same time frame. The second set of transports from March to July 1943 went to Sobibór, where the orthodoxy insists they were murdered on arrival, while skeptics suspect that this was a transit camp for destinations farther east. All transports leaving the Netherlands after this until the summer of 1944 once more went to Auschwitz. (See the entry on France, as well as on Jewish demography for a broader perspective.)

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