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Łódź ghetto scrip, 5 mark note

Object | Accession Number: 1989.9.1

5 mark note receipt created in the Łódź ghetto in Poland, renamed Litzmannstadt by the German authorities following their occuaption of the city in 1939. When the Germans transferred Jews to the ghetto, they confiscated all currency in exchange for Quittungen [receipts] that could be spent only inside the ghetto. The scrip was designed by the Judenrat [Jewish Council] and includes traditional Jewish symbols.

Date
issue:  1940 May 15
Geography
issue: Litzmannstadt-Getto (Łódź, Poland); Łódź (Poland)
Language
German
Classification
Exchange Media
Category
Money
Object Type
Scrip (aat)
Credit Line
United States Holocaust Memorial Museum Collection, Gift of Leon Weliczer Wells
 
Record last modified: 2020-06-30 09:24:24
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