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Buchenwald Aussenkommando scrip for SS Ko. Rottleberode, -.50 Reichsmark

Object | Accession Number: 1992.226.1

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    Buchenwald Aussenkommando scrip for SS Ko. Rottleberode, -.50 Reichsmark
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    Brief Narrative
    .50 Reichsmark Buchenwald Aussenkommando [Outside Command] coupon for SS Ko. Rottleberode concentration camp in Germany. Buchenwald opened on July 19, 1937, and issued undated notes in 0.5, 1, 2, and 3 mark denominations. The simply designed notes were printed on coarse paper. There were two types of coupons: canteen scrip and exchange scrip issued to members of outside labor brigades [Aussenkommandos.] In early April 1945, as US forces approached Buchenwald concentration camp, the German guards began to evacuate the camp. On April 11, the prisoners revolted and seized control of the camp. Later that day, soldiers from the Sixth Army Armored Division, part of theThird Army, arrived in camp and discovered more than 21,000 starved and ill inmates.
    Date
    issue:  approximately 1942
    Geography
    issue: Rottleberode (Concentration camp); Rottleberode (Germany)
    Credit Line
    United States Holocaust Memorial Museum Collection, Gift of Sidney Peerless
    Markings
    front, upper left, black ink : [SS lightning bolts] -Standort-Kantine / Buchenwald
    front, black ink : Außenkommando [Outside Command]
    front, black ink : WERTMARKE
    front, lower center and right, serial number, black ink : 6340 / ✽ / RM. -.50

    Physical Details

    Language
    English German
    Classification
    Exchange Media
    Category
    Money
    Object Type
    Scrip (aat)
    Genre/Form
    Money
    Physical Description
    Rectangular, discolored, light brown paper coupon with a pale green floral patterned rectangle with scalloped edges and a narrow unprinted border printed on the front. There is German text printed in the top left corner and diagonally across the center. The serial number 6340 is in the lower center and the denomination -.50 is in the lower right. An SS camp name is stamped in purple ink diagonally right of center. The reverse is blank.
    Dimensions
    overall: Height: 3.000 inches (7.62 cm) | Width: 4.125 inches (10.477 cm)
    Materials
    overall : paper, ink
    Inscription
    front, right, stamped, purple ink : Ko.Rottleberode A-5

    Rights & Restrictions

    Conditions on Access
    No restrictions on access
    Conditions on Use
    No restrictions on use

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    Administrative Notes

    Provenance
    The scrip was donated to the United States Holocaust Memorial Museum in 1992 by Sidney Peerless.
    Record last modified:
    2024-07-16 15:23:17
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