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Soviet Union, 10 chervonets note, acquired by a Hungarian Jewish forced laborer

Object | Accession Number: 2005.303.5

Soviet bank note, 10 chervonets, issued 1937, acquired by 21-year old Ladislav Davidovic when he served in a Hungarian forced labor unit on the Russian front during World War II. Louis was from a region in Czechoslovakia that was annexed by Hungary in 1938. He was able to stay in school at the Jewish Gymnasium, but when he graduated in 1943, he was ordered into the Hungarian army, close allies of Nazi Germany. He was put in charge of a forced labor battalion of Jewish boys who were responsible for rebuilding bombed railroads on the eastern front during the German retreat from Russia. After liberation, Ladislav returned to find his family gone, so he went to Prague. He was eventually reunited with his father and mother, who had survived Auschwitz. The family emigrated to the United States in 1946.

issue:  1937
use: Russia
Exchange Media
Credit Line
United States Holocaust Memorial Museum Collection, Gift of Deborah Kronenberger
Record last modified: 2021-02-10 09:12:25
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