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Theresienstadt ghetto-labor camp scrip, 50 kronen note, acquired by a Jewish Lithuanian survivor

Object | Accession Number: 1989.62.7

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    Theresienstadt ghetto-labor camp scrip, 50 kronen note, acquired by a Jewish Lithuanian survivor

    Overview

    Brief Narrative
    Scrip, valued at 50 kronen, 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, printed in blue ink : QUITTUNG ÜBER / FÜNFZIG KRONEN [RECEIPT OF / FIFTY CROWNS]
    front, lower center, printed in middle text then above in blue ink : 50
    front, lower center, smaller text than above, printed in blue 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]
    reverse, upper left in border, serial number, printed in red ink :
    reverse, right center below scrollwork, series number, printed in red ink :
    reverse, center, printed in blue ink : Quittung / über / FÜNFZIG KRONEN [Receipt / of / FIFTY CROWNS]
    reverse, lower center, printed in black ink : THERESIENSTADT, AM 1.JANNER 1943 DER ALTESTE DER JUDEN / IN THERESIENSTADT [THERESIENSTADT, ON 1. JANUARY 1943 THE ELDER OF THE JEWS IN THERESIENSTADT]
    reverse, bottom right, printed in black ink : Jakob Edelstein
    Contributor
    Subject: David Klipp
    Biography
    David Klipp was born on July 9, 1905, in Skudy (Skuodas), Lithuania. On January 17, 1940, David was forced out of his apartment and was brought to the ghetto in Łódź, Poland. In spring 1944, the Germans decided to destroy the Ghetto. On August 28, 1944, he was transported to Auschwitz concentration camp in Poland. He was on the same transport as Chaim Rumkowski and Leon Rosenblat. He 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, 1944, David was sent to Ahlem, also a subcamp of Neuengamme, to work in an old asphalt 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. While there, he met his future wife Estelle. She had been deported from Łódź and survived Auschwitz, Sasel, and Bergen Belsen concentration camps. David emigrated to the United States in 1950.

    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 front has a graphic design in black and blue/green ink on a blue/green background. The front depicts Moses holding 2 stone tablets with the 10 Commandments in Hebrew characters in a medallion on the left, with German text on the right. The right side has an off-white border with the denomination 50 in the lower corner with a 6-pointed Star of David above. There is a center vertical band with light orange discoloration. The reverse has a blue/green geometric background design with German text, and a scrollwork line. Below the text is an engraved signature. The denomination 50 is in the upper right corner. The left side has a wide, off-white border with the denomination 50 in the lower corner with a 6-pointed Star of David above. The serial number is in the upper left corner. The series number is on the right, center under the scrollwork.
    Dimensions
    overall: Height: 2.750 inches (6.985 cm) | Width: 5.500 inches (13.97 cm)
    Materials
    overall : paper, ink
    Inscription
    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.

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    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 18:21:14
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