Advanced Search

Learn About The Holocaust

Special Collections

My Saved Research




Skip to main content

Lodz ghetto scrip, 10 mark note, given to a survivor searching for relatives

Object | Accession Number: 2005.450.4

Scrip with a receipt value of 10 marks issued beginning May 15, 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.

issue:  after 1940 May 15
issue: Litzmannstadt-Getto (Łódź, Poland); Lodz (Poland)
Exchange Media
Object Type
Scrip (aat)
Credit Line
United States Holocaust Memorial Museum Collection, Gift of Jack Goldman
Expand all
Record last modified: 2019-02-11 06:58:55
This page: