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Lodz (Litzmannstadt) ghetto scrip, 10 mark note

Object | Accession Number: 1991.212.2

10 (zehn) mark receipt issued in the Lodz ghetto in Poland in May 1940. Nazi Germany occupied Poland on September 1, 1939; Lodz was renamed Litzmannstadt and annexed to the German Reich. In February, the Germans forcibly relocated the large Jewish population into a sealed ghetto. All currency was confiscated in exchange for Quittungen [receipts] that could be exchanged only in the ghetto. The scrip was designed by the Judenrat [Jewish Council] and includes traditional Jewish symbols. The Germans closed the ghetto in the summer of 1944 by deporting the residents to concentration camps or killing centers.

1940 May 15  (issue)
issue : Litzmannstadt-Getto (Lodz ghetto) historic; Lodz (Poland)
Exchange Media
Object Type
Scrip (aat)
Credit Line
United States Holocaust Memorial Museum Collection, Gift of Ariel Cardoso. In memory of the unidentified Partisan who furnished my family and me with false identity documents but did not himself survive. He was later shot while trying to escape capture during a Nazi raid on his headquarters.
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Record last modified: 2018-10-24 14:05:31
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