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Theresienstadt ghetto-labor camp scrip, 2 kronen note acquired by a Hungarian Jewish youth and former concentration camp inmate

Object | Accession Number: 2012.409.10

Theresienstadt scrip valued at 2 kronen that belonged to Ladislav Glattstein. Theresienstadt was mixed use camp, primarily a transit camp and a ghetto-labor camp, in German occupied Czechoslovakia from November 1941-May 9, 1945. All currency was confiscated from camp prisoners upon entry and replaced with scrip and ration coupons that could be exchanged only in the camp. Ladislav, 18, and his family lived in Munkacs, Czechoslovakia (Mukacheve, Ukraine), when it was annexed by Hungary in fall 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 May 1944; only Edith survived. Ladislav emigrated to El Paso, Texas, with the assistance of his maternal grandparents and uncles in June 1946.

Date
1943 January 01  (issue)
Geography
issue : Theresienstadt (Concentration camp); Terezin (Ustecky kraj, Czech Republic)
Language
German
Classification
Exchange Media
Category
Money
Object Type
Scrip (aat)
Credit Line
United States Holocaust Memorial Museum Collection, Gift of the family of Larry A. Gladstone, M.D.
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