It is highly probable that seven trains from Baden were joined together in Freiburg. From here they travelled over the Rhine bridge near Breisach to Mulhouse, and from there passed through Belfourt and Dijon. Here, they met the two trains from the Saar-Palatinate district which had come through the border town of Forbach. In Forbach, the deportees from Saarland, who had previously been rounded up close to the border in Saarbrucken, also boarded the train and joined the others. As a consequence, nine trains passed the border by Chalon-sur-Saône into unoccupied France and were directed, through Toulouse, to Oloron-Sainte-Marie. The journey was more than 1,500 kilometres. After three to four days, the exhausted deportees arrived at their destination and were brought to the Gurs camp.