What did people take with them?
"All took leave from life in the manner which most suited them. Some praying. Some deliberately drunk, others lustfully intoxicated. But the mothers stayed up to prepare the food for the journey with tender care and washed their children and packed their luggage; and at dawn the barbed wire was full of children’s washing hung out in the wind to dry. Nor did they forget the diapers, the toys, the cushions and the hundred other small things which mothers remember and children always need."
--Primo Levi, Italian Jewish author and Auschwitz survivor
Bundles strewn on a street in Krakow after the liquidation of the ghetto, 1943 / USHMM