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Buchenwald Aussenkommando slave labor camp scrip, value 1 Reichsmark, received by a Polish Jewish inmate

Object | Accession Number: 2005.376.1

Buchenwald coupon valued at 1 Reichsmark received by Julius Gingold when he was imprisoned in Sonneberg-West, a subcamp of Buchenwald concentration camp, from November 17, 1944-May 1945. Scrip was issued in the camp as a means of improving worker productivity. In March 1943, Julius and his fiance, Regina Huppert, were sent from the Jewish ghetto in Krakow, Poland, to Płaszów concentration camp. In October 1944, Regina was deported to Auschwitz-Birkenau, then Lichtewerden labor camp in Czechoslovakia. On October 15, Julius was sent to Gross-Rosen and then, on November 4, to Buchenwald in Germany. On November 17, he was deported to Sonneberg-West. The camp was liberated by the US Army in May 1945. Julius was transferred to Hof an der Saale displaced persons camp, where he reunited with Regina. The couple married in 1946, and emigrated to the United States in 1949.

received:  1944 November 17-1945 May
received: Sonneberg-West (Concentration camp); Sonneberg (Thuringia, Germany)
Exchange Media
Object Type
Scrip (aat)
Credit Line
United States Holocaust Memorial Museum Collection, Gift of Regina Gingold
Record last modified: 2022-07-28 18:26:43
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