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Unused Theresienstadt ghetto-labor camp food ration coupon kept by a Dutch Jewish child

Object | Accession Number: 2010.129.4

Ration coupon issued to Otto Eisner while imprisoned in the Theresienstadt ghetto-labor camp. It was acquired by 9 year old Hanan Kisch who was an inmate of the camp from September 1944 to June 1945. All currency was confiscated upon entry and replaced with scrip and ration coupons that could be exchanged only in the camp. In May 1940, Germany occupied the Netherlands. Hanan, his parents, Ina and Izaak, his brother, Eldad, 7 years, and his 15 year old foster sister, Hildagard Schloss, were initially exempt from deportation because Izaak was on the Jewish Council. But in September 1943, they were sent to Westerbork transit camp, and, in September 1944, to Theresienstadt. The family was permitted to stay together and not separated by gender, and when Ina became head of the Dresden Barracks, they received a private room. The camp was liberated by the Soviet Army in May 1945 and returned to Amsterdam in June.

received:  1944 September-1945 June
issue: Theresienstadt (Concentration camp); Terezin (Ustecky kraj, Czech Republic)
Exchange Media
Object Type
Ration cards (lcsh)
Credit Line
United States Holocaust Memorial Museum Collection, Gift of Hanan Kisch
Record last modified: 2023-07-10 10:39:23
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