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Weimar Germany, 2 Rentenmark note saved by an Austrian Jewish refugee

Object | Accession Number: 2005.517.41

Two rentenmark note issued as emergency currency in 1923 during the Weimar Republic to help control runaway inflation. It was saved by Adolph Blau and his family. Adolph, his wife, two children, and mother-in-law were deported by the Germans from Vienna, Austria, to the Theresienstadt ghetto-labor camp in Czechoslovakia in 1942. They lived in Terezin until the International Red Cross took over administration of the camp from the Germans on May 2, 1945. The family then was transferred to the Deggendorf displaced persons camp in the American zone in Germany where they lived until their immigration to the United States in 1948.

Date
1923 October 15  (issue)
1937 January  (manufacture)
Geography
issue : Germany
Language
German
Classification
Exchange Media
Category
Money
Credit Line
United States Holocaust Memorial Museum Collection, Gift of Jeffrey A. Gordon
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Record last modified: 2018-10-24 14:05:06
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