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Theresienstadt ghetto-labor camp scrip, 10 kronen note, owned by a child inmate

Object | Accession Number: 1998.20.2

Scrip, valued at 10 (zehn) kronen, distributed in Theresienstadt (Terezin) ghetto-labor camp beginning in May 1943. The ghetto currency was printed by the National Bank in 7 similar, beautifully designed denominations: 1, 2, 5, 10, 20, 50, 100. Currency was confiscated from inmates and replaced with scrip for exchange only in the camp. There was little to obtain in exchange for the scrip, except library books. Located thirty miles northwest of Prague in German occupied Czechoslovakia, the ghetto-labor camp was established by the Germans in November 24, 1941, and ceased operation in early May 1945. In 3.5 years, approximately 140,000 Jewish persons were transferred to Terezin; nearly 90,000 were then deported, likely to their death, further east. About 33,000 died in Theresienstadt.

Date
1943 January 01  (issue)
Geography
issue : Theresienstadt (Concentration camp); Terezin (Ustecky kraj, Czech Republic)
Language
German
Hebrew
Classification
Exchange Media
Category
Money
Object Type
Scrip (aat)
Credit Line
United States Holocaust Memorial Museum Collection, Gift of Denise Kopecky
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Record last modified: 2018-10-24 14:07:41
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