8th July 1944
Numbers A-8741 - A-9739 were given to 999 Hungarian Jews who were kept in Birkenau as so-called 'deposit Jews'. They came to Auschwitz in transports between 17th May and 30rd June 1944.
From May to October 1944, tens of thousands of Jews from Hungary and Poland were being held in separate parts of Auschwitz-Birkenau. Those parts were defined as transit camps (Durchgangslager). People who were held there were not registered in the camp individually. They were held by the SS leadership as a labor reserve to be 'distributed' on a gradual basis. They waited days, weeks, or months for the SS to arrive at a decision as to their fate — whether they would be assigned to work or sent to the gas chamber.
This situation was worse and more difficult than that of prisoners who were registered in the camp. After some time, the 'deposit Jews' were registered in the camp and received tattoos with camp numbers. Others were transferred to other camps in the Third Reich, where they had to work.