Train to freedom


In February 1945, 1200 prisoners from the Theresienstadt concentration camp were snatched away from being exterminated in the Holocaust

1200 take the train to freedom in St. Gallen

Your trip through three countries is historically researched and didactically implemented by the MAMLOCK FOUNDATION in cooperation with German, Czech and Swiss partners.

In the first stage, the trinational cooperation project will research and document the lives of those saved from liberation to life today in all three countries. Memorial sites are being erected in all three countries, in Switzerland in St. Gallen.

In the first phase, the partners in the “Train to freedom” project sound out the files relating to the liberation campaign in their respective countries.

Germany: Federal Archives Berlin, Landesarchiv Berlin, Compensation Office Berlin, 175 Bad Arolsen, local archives

Switzerland: Swiss Federal Archives, Archives of Contemporary History, Archives of the Swiss Red Cross, Cantonal State Archives, Local Archives

Czech Republic: Teresin Memorial (in Theresienstadt) and Terezin Initiative Institute, National Archives, Jewish Museum Prague, State District Archives Litomerice, as well as National Archives and Local Archives.