Łódź (Litzmannstadt) ghetto scrip, 20 mark note, acquired by an inmate
1940 May 15
Litzmannstadt-Getto (Łódź, Poland);
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- United States Holocaust Memorial Museum Collection, Gift of Margaret Isenstein
Scrip receipt for 20 marks issued to Hanna Poznansa when she was imprisoned in the ghetto in Łódź, Poland. Nazi Germany occupied Poland on September 1, 1939. Łódź was renamed Litzmannstadt and, in February 1940, 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.
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Also in Hanna Poznanska-Linde collection
The collection consists of a one piece of Łódź ghetto scrip, and two Soviet bank notes relating to the experiences of Hanna Poznanska-Linde, a survivor of the Łódź ghetto, and her husband, a soldier in the Russian Army during World War II.