Łódź (Litzmannstadt) ghetto scrip, 2 mark note
1940 May 15
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- United States Holocaust Memorial Museum Collection, Gift of the Dominican Fathers
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The collection consists of seven pieces of scrip.
Łódź (Litzmannstadt) ghetto scrip, 1 mark note
1 (eine) mark receipt issued in the Łódź ghetto in Poland in May 1940. Nazi Germany occupied Poland on September 1, 1939; Łódź was renamed Litzmannstadt and annexed to the German Reich. In February, the Germans forcibly relocated the large Jewish population into a sealed ghetto. All currency was confiscated in exchange for Quittungen [receipts] that could be exchanged only in the ghetto. The scrip was designed by the Judenrat [Jewish Council] and includes traditional Jewish symbols. The Germans closed the ghetto in the summer of 1944 by deporting the residents to concentration camps or killing centers.