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Leon Scharff collection

Collection
Collection Summary
The collection consists of three pieces of scrip relating to the experiences of Lt. Leon Scharff, US Army Signal Corps, who was among the first wave of American troops to enter and liberate Buchenwald concentration camp in Germany in April 1945.
Provenance
The collection was donated to the United States Holocaust Memorial Museum in 2016 by Beth Joshua Congregation, which received them from Joshua Scharff, son of Leon Scharff.
Date
1945 April
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Buchenwald Standort-Kantine concentration camp scrip, .50 Reichsmark, found by a US soldier

Object | Accession Number: 2016.136.1

Geography
found : Buchenwald (Concentration camp); Weimar (Thuringia, Germany)
Date
approximately 1945 April 15
Buchenwald Standort-Kantine concentration camp scrip, .50 Reichsmark, found by a US soldier

Buchenwald Standort-Kantine concentration camp scrip, 3 Reichsmark, found by a US soldier

Object | Accession Number: 2016.136.2

Geography
issue : Buchenwald (Concentration camp); Weimar (Thuringia, Germany)
Date
approximately 1945 April 15
Buchenwald Standort-Kantine concentration camp scrip, 3 Reichsmark, found by a US soldier

Coin found at a concentration camp by a US liberator

Object | Accession Number: 2016.136.3

Geography
issue : Buchenwald (Concentration camp); Weimar (Thuringia, Germany)
Date
approximately 1945 April 15
Coin found at a concentration camp by a US liberator
 
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