Nederlands Woordenlijst

Sperre

Document granting temporary exemption from deportation
People were issued a Sperre for many reasons: being indispensible to the war industry, being a member of the Jewish Council, holding a passport from a ‘friendly' state, etc. In October 1942, 17,000 Jews thought they had the right papers.

However, the issued exemptions were always marked with ‘bis auf weiters' (until further notice), which meant that they were only temporary. In fact, the exemptions served to spread the deportations and to keep those remaining under control.

 

SS Camps
SS Volunteers
SS-Wirtschafts und Verwaltungshauptamt (SS-WVHA)
Sachsenhausen
Sajmište
Schoorl
Schutzstaffel (SS)
Seder Plate
Sephardi Jews
Seyss-Inquart
Shoah
Sicherheitsdienst (SD)
Sicherheitspolizei (Sipo)
Sint-Michielsgestel
Sinti and Roma
Sobibor
Sources
Sperre
Stammlager
Star of David
Stuffhof
Synagogue
Süskind