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Lodz ghetto scrip, 50 pfennig note, acquired by a Jewish Lithuanian resident

Object | Accession Number: 1989.62.1

Lodz ghetto scrip, 50 pfennig note, acquired by David Klipp. David was deported to Lodz from Lithuania on January 17, 1940. On August 28, 1944, he was transported to Auschwitz concentration camp in Poland. He was on the same transport as Chaim Rumkowski, the head of the Jewish Council. David was then selected for forced labor and sent to Continental-Gummi-Werke, AG factory, a subcamp of Neuengamme. He worked on the upper floors where rubber was cooked. On November 30, he was sent to Ahlem, another Neuengamme subcamp, to work in an old mine. Ahlem was being evacuated on April 6, 1945, when the prisoners were liberated by British and American soldiers. David relocated to Hannover, Germany on December. 11, 1945. He emigrated to the United States in 1950.

Date
1940 May 15  (issue)
approximately 1944 July  (found)
Geography
issue : Litzmannstadt-Getto (Lodz ghetto) (historic); Lodz (Poland)
Language
German
Classification
Exchange Media
Category
Money
Object Type
Scrip (aat)
Credit Line
United States Holocaust Memorial Museum Collection, Gift of David Klipp
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Record last modified: 2018-10-24 14:05:06
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