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Deggendorf displaced persons camp scrip, 50 cents, issued to a German Jewish couple

Object | Accession Number: 2006.424.1

Scrip, valued at 50 cents, issued to Fred and Lola Sauerbrunn in Deggendorf displaced persons camp in Germany in 1945-1946. Before the war, the couple lived in Berlin, Germany. After Kristallnacht in November 1938, they sent their 16 year old daughter, Marion, by Kinderstransport to England. They remained in Berlin to care for Lola’s 82 year old father. In 1943, they were deported on one of the last transports to Theresienstadt concentration camp-ghetto. The Soviet Army freed the camp inmates on May 9, 1945. Fred and Lola were sent to Deggendorf. The family soon was reunited. Marion had joined the US Army and was sent to Munich to work as a censor. By 1946, they were able to emigrate to the United States.

Date
after 1945 May-1946  (received)
Geography
distribution : Deggendorf (Displaced persons camp); Deggendorf (Germany)
Language
English
Classification
Exchange Media
Category
Money
Object Type
Scrip (aat)
Credit Line
United States Holocaust Memorial Museum Collection, Gift of Marion House
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Record last modified: 2018-01-11 14:24:04
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