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Rectangular paper scrip. The front has a graphic design in black and green ink on a green background. The front depicts Moses holding 2 stone tablets with the 10 Commandments in Hebrew characters in a medallion on the left, with German text on the right. The right side has a wide, off-white border with the denomination 20 in the lower corner and a 6-pointed Star of David above. The reverse has a green geometric background design with German text, and a scrollwork line. Below the text is an engraved signature. The denomination 20 is in the upper right corner. The left side has a wide, off-white border with the denomination 20 in the lower corner with a 6-pointed Star of David above. The serial number is in the upper left corner. The series number is on the right, center under the scrollwork.
overall : 2.625 x 5.250 in. (6.668 x 13.335 cm.)
overall : paper, ink
front, upper center, printed in green ink : QUITTUNG ÜBER / ZWANZIG KRONEN [RECEIPT OF / TWENTY CROWNS] front, lower center, printed in middle text then above in green ink : 20 front, lower center, smaller text than above, printed in green ink : WER DIESE QUITTUNG VERFÄLSCHT ODER NACHMACHT / ODER GEFÄLSCHTE QUITTUNGEN IN VERKEHR BRINGT. / WIRD STRENGSTENS BESTRAFT [ANYONE WHO FALSIFIES OR DISTORTS OR FAKES THIS RECEIPT, OR COUNTERFEITS RECEIPT, WILL BE STRICTLY PUNISHED] reverse, upper left in border, serial number, printed in red ink : reverse, right center below scrollwork, series number, printed in red ink : reverse, center, printed in green ink : Quittung / über / ZWANZIG KRONEN [Receipt / of / TWENTY CROWNS] reverse, lower center, printed in black ink : THERESIENSTADT, AM 1.JANNER 1943 DER ALTESTE DER JUDEN / IN THERESIENSTADT [THERESIENSTADT, ON 1. JANUARY 1943 THE ELDER OF THE JEWS IN THERESIENSTADT] reverse, bottom right, printed in black ink : Jakob Edelstein
Learn about over 1,000 camps and ghettos in Volume I and II of this encyclopedia, which are available as a free PDF download. This reference provides text, photographs, charts, maps, and extensive indexes.