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Theresienstadt ghetto-labor camp scrip, 5 kronen note

Object | Accession Number: 1996.13.2

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    Theresienstadt ghetto-labor camp scrip, 5 kronen note

    Overview

    Brief Narrative
    Scrip, valued at 5 kronen, issued in the Theresienstadt (Terezin) ghetto-labor camp in 1943. All currency was confiscated from deportees upon entry and replaced with scrip and ration coupons that could be exchanged only in the camp. The Theresienstadt camp existed for 3.5 years, from November 24, 1941 to May 9, 1945. It was located in a region of Czechoslovakia occupied by Germany, renamed the Protectorate of Bohemia and Moravia, and made part of the Greater German Reich.
    Date
    issue:  1943 January 01
    Geography
    issue: Theresienstadt (Concentration camp); Terezin (Ustecky kraj, Czech Republic)
    Credit Line
    United States Holocaust Memorial Museum Collection, Gift of the Ruth Renée Heyum Trust
    Markings
    front, upper center, printed in brown ink : QUITTUNG ÜBER / FÜNF KRONEN [RECEIPT OF / FIVE CROWNS]
    front, lower center, printed in middle text then above in brown ink : 5
    front, lower center, smaller text than above, printed in brown ink : WER DIESE QUITTUNG VERFÄLSCHT ODER NACHMACHT / ODER GEFÄLSCHTE QUITTUNGEN IN VERKEHR BRINGT. / WIRD STRENGSTENS BESTRAFT [ANYONE WHO FALSIFIES OR DISTORTS OR FAKES THIS RECEIPT, OR COUNTERFEITS RECEIPT, WILL BE STRICTLY PUNISHED]
    reverse, upper left in border, plate letter and number, printed in brown ink :
    reverse, center, printed in brown ink : Quittung / über / FÜNF KRONEN [Receipt / of / FIVE CROWNS]
    reverse, lower center, printed in brown ink : THERESIENSTADT, AM 1.JANNER 1943 DER ALTESTE DER JUDEN / IN THERESIENSTADT [THERESIENSTADT, ON 1. JANUARY 1943 THE ELDER OF THE JEWS IN THERESIENSTADT]
    reverse, bottom right, printed in brown ink : Jakob Edelstein

    Physical Details

    Language
    German
    Classification
    Exchange Media
    Category
    Money
    Object Type
    Scrip (aat)
    Physical Description
    Rectangular paper scrip. The front has a graphic design in black and brown ink on a brown background. The front depicts Moses holding 2 stone tablets with the 10 Commandments in Hebrew characters within a medallion on the left, with German text on the right. The right side has a wide, off-white border with the denomination 5 in the lower corner and a 6-pointed Star of David above. The reverse has a brown geometric background design with a central orange streak, German text, and a scrollwork line. Below the text is an engraved signature. The denomination 5 is in the upper right corner. The left side has a wide, off-white border with the denomination 5 in the lower corner with a 6-pointed Star of David above. The plate letter and number is in the upper left corner.
    Dimensions
    overall: Height: 2.250 inches (5.715 cm) | Width: 4.625 inches (11.747 cm)
    Materials
    overall : paper, ink

    Rights & Restrictions

    Conditions on Access
    No restrictions on access
    Conditions on Use
    No restrictions on use

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    Administrative Notes

    Provenance
    The Theresienstadt scrip was donated to the United States Holocaust Memorial Museum in 1996 by the Estate of Ruth Renée Heyum.
    Record last modified:
    2022-09-07 17:42:33
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