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Sachsenhausen-Oranienburg concentration camp scrip, wert 10, received by a Polish Jewish inmate

Object | Accession Number: 2010.191.5

Scrip received by Chaim Hollander when he was imprisoned in Sachsenhausen concentration camp. Scrip was issued in the camps as a means of improving worker productivity. Chaim and his brother, Fajwal, worked in the camp printing counterfeit British money as part of Operation Bernhard. 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
1944 January-1945 January  (received)
Geography
issue : Sachsenhausen (Concentration camp); Oranienburg (Germany)
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: 2018-01-11 14:22:34
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