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Theresienstadt ghetto-labor camp scrip, 5 kronen note

Object | Accession Number: 2010.191.3

Scrip, valued at 5 kronen, issued in the Theresienstadt (Terezin) ghetto-labor camp in 1943 and owned by Chaim Hollander. All currency was confiscated from deportees upon entry and replaced with scrip and coupons that could be exchanged only in the camp. After Germany invaded Poland in September 1939, Chaim and his family went into hiding. In August 1942, they were deported from Sosnowiec to the Srodula ghetto. After his wife and two young daughters were deported, Chaim escaped the ghetto and lived under a false identity until he was betrayed and deported to Auschwitz-Birkenau in December 1943. He found Fajwal there and they were transferred together to Sachsenhausen. Later they were deported to Mauthausen and then Ebensee, where they were liberated by the US Army on May 6, 1945. Chaim relocated to Belgium, where he had relatives. He heard from a neighbor that his wife was seen in Auschwitz, but was killed there.

Date
1943 January 01  (issue)
Geography
issue : Theresienstadt (Concentration camp); Terezin (Ustecky kraj, Czech Republic)
Language
German
Classification
Exchange Media
Category
Money
Object Type
Scrip (aat)
Credit Line
United States Holocaust Memorial Museum Collection, Gift of Lydia Hollander
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Record last modified: 2018-10-24 14:04:48
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