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Buchenwald Aussenkommando scrip for HASAG slave labor camp, 1 Reichsmark, given to a Jewish refugee

Object | Accession Number: 1996.50.1

1 Reichsmark Buchenwald Aussenkommando [Outside Command] coupon given to Edith Jacobson as a souvenir while she was in a displaced persons camp in Switzerland. The coupon is stamped with the name of a HASAG slave labor camp. Buchenwald opened on July 19, 1937, and issued undated notes in 0.5, 1, 2, and 3 mark denominations. The simply designed notes were printed on coarse paper. There were two types of coupons: canteen scrip and exchange scrip issued to members of outside labor brigades [Aussenkommandos.] In early April 1945, as US forces approached Buchenwald concentration camp, the German guards began to evacuate the camp. On April 11, the prisoners revolted and seized control of the camp. Later that day, soldiers from the Sixth Army Armored Division, part of theThird Army, arrived in camp and discovered more than 21,000 starved and ill inmates.

issue:  approximately 1940
received:  1945-1947
issue: Buchenwald (Concentration camp); Weimar (Thuringia, Germany)
received: displaced persons camps; Switzerland
Exchange Media
Object Type
Scrip (aat)
Credit Line
United States Holocaust Memorial Museum Collection, Gift of Edith Jacobson
Record last modified: 2022-09-13 14:34:00
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