Some of Hamburg’s 1,300 Sinti and Roma lived on the traditional caravan site in the suburb of Harburg; others lived scattered around the city. In 1940, 500 of them were deported to camps and ghettos in Poland. In March 1943 the National Socialist authorities also deported 328 Roma and Sinti from Hamburg to Auschwitz. The last group was sent there in April 1944.