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Lodz ghetto scrip, 50 pfennig note, given to a survivor searching for relatives

Object | Accession Number: 2005.450.1

Scrip with a receipt value of 50 cents issued in 1940 in the Jewish ghetto in Lodz, Poland, renamed Litzmannstadt by the Germans following their occupation of Poland in September 1939. The scrip was given to Jack Goldman by a survivor of the ghetto in 1945. Goldman was himself a survivor of the Lublin and Warsaw ghettos. He was in Lodz in 1945 looking for loved ones, but did not find any who had survived. When the Germans transferred Jews to the Lodz ghetto, they confiscated all currency in exchange for scrip that could be spent only inside the ghetto. The scrip was designed by the Judenrat [Jewish Council] of the Lodz ghetto. The ghetto was liquidated by the Germans in August 1944.

Date
1940 May 15  (issue)
Geography
issue : Litzmannstadt-Getto (Lodz ghetto) (historic); Lodz (Poland)
Language
German
Classification
Exchange Media
Category
Money
Object Type
Scrip (aat)
Credit Line
United States Holocaust Memorial Museum Collection, Gift of Jack Goldman
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Record last modified: 2018-10-24 14:05:33
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