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Cremona civilian internment scrip, 1 lire note, stamped with a Star of David

Object | Accession Number: 2016.184.829

Italian internment camp scrip, value 1 lire, stamped with a Star of David issued in Campo Concentramento Per Internati Civili - Cremona [Concentration Camp for Civilian Internees.] Scrip with out the Star of David and a commandant's signature was issued in the camp, but the general consensus is that the scrip with the stamped Star of David is not genuine. Prisoners were not allowed to have currency, which was confiscated and replaced with scrip for exchange only in the camp, although there was little to obtain with the scrip. Italy had a Fascist regime, led by Mussolini, that, in May 1939, signed a military alliance with Nazi Germany. In June 1940, Italy entered World War II, allied with Germany. Civilian internment camps were set up to detain Italian and foreign Jews and noncombatant enemy aliens. This scrip is one of more than 900 items in the Katz Ehrenthal Collection of antisemitic visual materials.

issue : Cremona (Italy)
Exchange Media
Object Type
Scrip (aat)
Credit Line
United States Holocaust Memorial Museum Collection, Gift of the Katz Family
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Record last modified: 2019-02-11 06:58:43
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