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Occupation currency note, 500 Karbowanez, issued by Nazi Germany in eastern Poland

Object | Accession Number: 2010.443.3

German occupation currency note, valued at 500 Karbowanez, issued in Rovno, Poland (Rivne, Ukraine) in March 1942. In September 1939, not long after the invasion of Poland by Nazi Germany, Rovno was occupied by the Soviet Union under the terms of the German-Soviet Pact. Rovno was occupied by the Soviet Union per the terms of the Nazi-Soviet Pact. On June 22, 1941, Germany launched a surprise attack, Operation Barbarossa, on Russia. A week later, German troops occupied Rovno. The city was liberated by the Soviet Army on February 2, 1944. The currency was recovered by Yahad-In Unum as they researched the atrocities committed by Nazi Germany against the Jewish population in Eastern Europe. The organization has located hundreds of mass execution and grave sites to document this Holocaust by bullets and to allow for the respectful remembrance of the fallen.

issue:  1942 March 10
use:  1943
found:  2005
Issue: Rivne (Zakarpatska oblast, Ukraine)
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United States Holocaust Memorial Museum Collection, Gift of Yahad-in Unum
Record last modified: 2021-02-10 09:28:04
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