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Lodz (Litzmannstadt) ghetto scrip, 2 mark note, acquired by an inmate

Object | Accession Number: 2004.521.4

Scrip receipt for 2 marks issued to Marian Rokacz when he was imprisoned in the ghetto in Lodz, Poland. Nazi Germany occupied Poland on September 1, 1939. Lodz was renamed Litzmannstadt and, in February 1940, the Germans forcibly relocated the large Jewish population into a sealed ghetto. All currency was confiscated in exchange for Quittungen [receipts] that could be exchanged only in the ghetto. The scrip was designed by the Judenrat [Jewish Council] and includes traditional Jewish symbols. The Germans closed the ghetto in the summer of 1944 by deporting the residents to concentration camps or killing centers. Marian had assumed the identity of a Christian Pole and worked for the Germans during the occupation.

Date
1940 May 15  (issue)
Geography
issue : Litzmannstadt-Getto (Lodz ghetto) historic; Lodz (Poland)
Language
German
Classification
Exchange Media
Category
Money
Object Type
Scrip (aat)
Credit Line
United States Holocaust Memorial Museum Collection, Gift of John Rokacz and Joseph Rokacz
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Record last modified: 2018-01-11 14:23:45
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