Lodz (Litzmannstadt) ghetto scrip, 5 mark coin
Litzmannstadt-Getto (Lodz ghetto) (historic);
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- United States Holocaust Memorial Museum Collection, Gift of Leo Mayers. Members of the Majerowicz family who perished in the Holocaust.
5 mark coin issued in the Lodz ghetto in Poland in 1943. Nazi Germany occupied Poland on September 1, 1940; Lodz was renamed Litzmannstadt and annexed to the German Reich. In February, the Germans forcibly relocated the large Jewish population into a sealed ghetto. All currency was confiscated in exchange for Quittungen [receipts] that could be exchanged only in the ghetto. The scrip and tokens were designed by the Judenrat [Jewish Council] and includes traditional Jewish symbols. The Germans closed the ghetto in the summer of 1944 by deporting the residents to concentration camps or killing centers.
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