Lodz (Litzmannstadt) ghetto scrip, 5 mark coin, saved by a ghetto resident
Litzmannstadt-Getto (Lodz ghetto) (historic);
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- United States Holocaust Memorial Museum Collection, Gift of Wowka Klamra
5 mark Lodz Ghetto coin saved by Halina Wolman Orski who was imprisoned there from 1941 until August 30, 1944, when she was sent to Auschwitz and then Stutthof concentration camps. Nazi Germany occupied Poland on September 1, 1939. Lodz was renamed Litzmannstadt and, in February 1941, the large Jewish population was forcibly relocated into a sealed ghetto. Residents were not allowed to have money and the Germans ordered the Jewish Council to create scrip for use only in the Ghetto. The Germans closed the ghetto in summer 1944 by deporting the residents to concentration camps or killing centers.
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