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Buchenwald Standort-Kantine concentration camp scrip, 2 Reichsmark, given to and inscribed by a US soldier

Object | Accession Number: 1989.113.13

2 Reichsmark Buchenwald Kantine coupon given to Bernard Feingold, a US soldier, by a Russian Jewish inmate in exchange for two cigarettes. Feingold inscribed the note with story of its receipt. In early April 1945, as US forces approached Buchenwald concentration camp, the German guards began to evacuate the camp. On April 11, the prisoners revolted and seized control of the camp. Later that day, soldiers from the Sixth Army Armored Division, part of the Third Army, arrived in camp and discovered more than 21,000 starved and ill inmates.

Date
1945 April  (found)
Geography
found : Buchenwald (Concentration camp); Weimar (Thuringia, Germany)
Language
English
German
Classification
Exchange Media
Category
Money
Object Type
Scrip (aat)
Credit Line
United States Holocaust Memorial Museum Collection, Gift of Bernard Feingold
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Record last modified: 2018-01-11 14:24:55
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