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Republic of Czechoslovakia 5 korun coin owned by a Hungarian Jewish youth and former concentration camp inmate

Object | Accession Number: 2012.409.6

Five korun coin owned by Ladislav Glattstein. It was issued by the prewar, independent Republic of Czechoslovakia in 1938. Ladislav, 18, and his family lived in Munkacs, Czechoslovakia (Mukacheve, Ukraine), which was annexed by Hungary in the fall of 1938. In 1942, Ladislav was conscripted into a Hungarian forced labor battalion. He was sent to Nagybana labor camp, and, in 1944, to the Ukraine and Balf labor camp. In January 1945, Ladislav was transported to Mauthausen concentration camp in Austria, and in March, via death march to Gunskirchen subcamp. The camp was liberated by the US Third Army on May 5, 1945. Ladislav's father Julius and his sisters, Edith and Klari, were deported to Auschwitz in 1944; only Edith survived. Ladislav emigrated to El Paso, Texas, with the assistance of his maternal grandparents and uncles in June 1946.

1938  (issue)
issue : Czechoslovakia
Exchange Media
Object Type
Coins (lcsh)
Credit Line
United States Holocaust Memorial Museum Collection, Gift of the family of Larry A. Gladstone, M.D.
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Record last modified: 2018-10-24 14:06:04
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