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Theresienstadt ghetto-labor camp scrip, 10 kronen note, acquired by a former inmate

Object | Accession Number: 2004.385.2

Theresienstadt scrip for 10 kronen given to Gisela Eckstein, a former inmate of the camp by another former inmate. Currency was confiscated upon entry and scrip was distributed per a 5-tier rating based on status or employment or received for conscript labor while in camp. Gisela, age 14, her parents, Berthold and Bertha, and her brother Norbert, age 12, were deported from Battenberg, Germany, to Ghetto Theresienstadt in September 1942. The family was transported in August 1944 to Auschwitz concentration camp where Gisela was separated from them and sent to Birkenau concentration camp. In October, she was shipped to Maerzdorf where she worked as slave labor in a linen factory. The camp was liberated by Soviet troops on May 8, 1945. Gisela was hospitalized for many months after the war. She had no surviving relatives in Europe, but a maternal uncle was discovered in the US. She emigrated to New York in March 1947.

issue:  1943 January 01
issue: Theresienstadt (Concentration camp); Terezin (Ustecky kraj, Czech Republic)
Exchange Media
Object Type
Scrip (aat)
Credit Line
United States Holocaust Memorial Museum Collection, Gift of Gisela E. Zamora
Record last modified: 2021-02-10 09:28:16
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