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Deggendorf displaced persons camp scrip, 1 Dollar, issued to an Austrian Jewish family
1945 February 20-1949 June 15
Deggendorf (Displaced persons camp);
|Brief Narrative||Jewish Community scrip for one Deggendorf dollar issued to Adolph Blau and his family in the Deggendorf displaced persons camp in Germany from 1945-1948. Adolph, his wife, two children, and mother-in-law had been deported in 1942 by the Germans from Vienna, Austria, to Theresienstadt ghetto-labor camp. They lived in the Terezin until the International Red Cross took over administration of the camp from the Germans on May 2, 1945. The family then was transferred to the Deggendorf displaced persons camp in the Bamberg district of Germany in the American zone. They lived there until their immigration to the United States in 1948.|
|Provenance||The scrip was donated to the United States Holocaust Memorial Museum in 2005 by Jeffrey A. Gordon, the son of Gertrude Blau Gordon.|
|Legal Status||Permanent Collection|
|Dimensions||overall : 2.750 x 6.250 in. (6.985 x 15.875 cm.)|
lower right corner, within stamp border, stamped, red ink : Jewish Committee
lower right corner, in center of stamp, stamped, red ink : D. P. / Camp 7 / Deggendorf
front center, blue ink : ONE DOLLAR / * / DEGGENDORF / JEWISH COMMUNITY / TREASURER
back center, blue ink : ONE DOLLAR
|Materials||overall : paper, ink|
Concentration camp inmates--Czech Republic--Terezín (Ustecky kraj)--Biography.
Holocaust, Jewish (1939-1945)--Austria--Vienna--Personal narratives.
World War, 1939-1945--Refugees--Germany--Deggendorf.
|Conditions on Access||No restrictions on access|
|Conditions on Use||No restrictions on use|
|Credit Line||United States Holocaust Memorial Museum Collection, Gift of Jeffrey A. Gordon|
|Physical Description||Rectangular white paper scrip. On the front is a printed blue border of tight wavy lines. The numerical denomination 1 is printed within a scythe design in each corner. There is English text in the center and a red, circular stamp with English text and an illegible signature in the lower right corner. The reverse has the denomination 1 in each corner and in English text in the center.|
|Link to Collection||
Adolph Blau family collection
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