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Theresienstadt ghetto-labor camp scrip, 1 krone note, acquired by a Jewish Lithuanian survivor

Object | Accession Number: 1989.62.2

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    Theresienstadt ghetto-labor camp scrip, 1 krone note, acquired by a Jewish Lithuanian survivor

    Overview

    Brief Narrative
    Scrip, valued at 1 krone, issued in the Theresienstadt (Terezin) ghetto-labor camp and acquired by David Klipp. All currency was confiscated from deportees upon entry and replaced with scrip and ration coupons that could be exchanged only in the camp, located in German occupied Czechoslovakia. David was deported on Janaury 17, 1940, to Łódź Ghetto in Poland from Lithuania. 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
    issue:  1943 January 01
    Geography
    issue: Theresienstadt (Concentration camp); Terezin (Ustecky kraj, Czech Republic)
    Credit Line
    United States Holocaust Memorial Museum Collection, Gift of David Klipp
    Markings
    front, upper center, green ink : QUITTUNG ÜBER / EINE KRONE [RECEIPT OF / A CROWN]
    front, center, green ink : 1
    front, lower center, smaller text than above within white box, green 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]
    front, lower right corner, green ink : 1
    reverse, upper left corner, plate letter and number, green ink : A011
    reverse, center, green ink : Quittung / über / EINE KRONE [Receipt / of / ONE CROWN]
    reverse, upper right corner, green ink : 1
    reverse, lower left corner, green ink : 1
    reverse, lower center, green ink : THERESIENSTADT, AM 1.JANNER 1943 DER ALTESTE DER JUDEN / IN THERESIENSTADT / Jakob Edelstein [THERESIENSTADT, ON 1. JANUARY 1943 THE ELDER OF THE JEWS IN THERESIENSTADT / Jakob Edelstein]

    Physical Details

    Language
    German
    Classification
    Exchange Media
    Category
    Money
    Object Type
    Scrip (aat)
    Physical Description
    Scrip designed by Peter Kien and printed by the National Bank of Prague on offwhite paper. The face has a graphic design in black and green ink on a green patterned background. On the left is a medallion with an image of Moses holding 2 stone tablets with the 10 Commandments in Hebrew characters; to the right is the denomination in German text and a numeral 1, with text below. On the right side is a wide, offwhite border with the denomination 1 below a 6-pointed Star of David in the bottom corner. The reverse has a green geometric background with German text and a scrollwork line. Below the text is an engraved signature. The denomination 1 is in the upper right corner. The left side has a wide offwhite border with the denomination 1 in the lower corner with a 6-pointed Star of David within a horizontally striped circle above. The plate letter and number are in the upper left corner.
    Dimensions
    overall: Height: 2.000 inches (5.08 cm) | Width: 4.000 inches (10.16 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 1989 by David Klipp.
    Record last modified:
    2022-07-28 21:56:21
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