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Buchenwald Standort-Kantine concentration camp scrip, 1 Reichsmark, acquired by a US soldier

Object | Accession Number: 1988.168.1

1 Reichsmark Buchenwald Kantine coupon acquired by 25 year old Glenn H. Burghardt, presumably while a soldier in the United States Army in the European Theater from June 1944-August 1945. The scrip was issued at Buchenwald concentration camp near Weimar, Germany, in undated notes in 0.50, 1, 2, and 3 mark denominations. The simply designed notes were printed on coarse paper in two categories: canteen scrip such as this and exchange scrip issued to members of outside labor brigades [Aussenkommandos.] In 1941, Burghardt was stationed at Schofield Barracks in Hawaii and watched the planes flew overhead on their way to bomb Pearl Harbor. He received a Purple Heart for his service there. After attending Quartermaster Officer training, he was assigned to the 78th Division. Glenn deployed to Europe in March 1944, landed in France that June, and was in action until the surrender of Germany on May 7, 1945.

Date
after 1938 July-before 1945 April  (issue)
Geography
issue : Buchenwald (Concentration camp); Weimar (Thuringia, Germany)
Language
German
Classification
Exchange Media
Category
Money
Object Type
Scrip (aat)
Credit Line
United States Holocaust Memorial Museum Collection, Gift of Glenn H. Burghardt
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Record last modified: 2018-01-11 14:23:02
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