Two reports about the deportation of Jews from Berlin were written by Dietrich Bonhoeffer and Friedrich Justus Perels. It is mind blowing to read these reports. Here is the second part of their second report…

II. Implementation: Without prior notification, the Berlin police or Gestapo appeared during the night of October (1941) in the apartments of those who required to fill out the aforementioned lists, and they brought those affected to the police station; from there they were transported in groups to the synagogue on Levetzow Street. As far as can be determined, the authorities entered the apartments between 8 p.m. and 12 a.m. The residents only had a short time to pack; the time limit ranged from one to four hours.

They were allowed to bring along fifty kilograms of luggage (Apparently the “normal requirements.”)

(Dietrich Bonhoeffer Works: Volume 16: Conspiracy and Imprisonment: 1940-1945, 228).