Emigration was the most frequent reason for leaving the DP camps (“reason for eviction or leaving camp) that was entered in this field on the Statistical Cards. As the destination country is noted, the next steps in the DP’s journey can be researched. The date can either refer to the day the DPs left a camp, the day they were crossed off the camp records, or their day of departure by ship or plane. It is therefore always advisable to check the passenger lists preserved in the Arolsen Archives too.