Deportation for the Jews often meant immediate death. The Jews were told that they were going for “resettlement to the East” which they soon found to be false. Deportation was accomplished by rail, on which they traveled primarily in cattle cars but sometimes in passenger cars as well. The deportation system in Europe employed around one million workers who ran multiple transports every day. Those on the transports were rarely given food or water and were packed into the cars scarcely leaving even breathing room; as a result, when the trains arrived at their destinations, numerous people were often dead.