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Lodz (Litzmannstadt) ghetto scrip, 50 pfennig note

Object | Accession Number: 1990.60.2

50 pfennig receipt issued in the Lodz ghetto in Poland in May 1940. Nazi Germany occupied Poland on September 1, 1939; Lodz 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.

Date
1940 May 15  (issue)
Geography
issue : Litzmannstadt-Getto (Lodz ghetto) historic; Lodz (Poland)
Language
German
Classification
Exchange Media
Category
Money
Object Type
Scrip (aat)
Credit Line
United States Holocaust Memorial Museum Collection, Gift of The 1990 Jewish Welfare Fund Appeal of Cleveland's Pre-Mission to Poland Group: Sheldon Green, Minda Jaffe, Sandra Lipman, Bonnie Marks, Tim Neustadt, Victoria Neustadt, Elmer Paull, Alan Schonberg, Carole Schonberg, Harry Steiger
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Record last modified: 2018-09-27 16:17:06
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