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Hungarian 5 pengo paper note issued by the Soviet Army owned by a Hungarian Jewish youth and former concentration camp inmate

Object | Accession Number: 2012.409.11

Soviet Army occupation currency, value Öt (five) pengo, that belonged to Ladislav Glattstein. The note was issued by the Soviet Army during its occupation of Hungary in 1944. 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 which 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.

issue:  1944
issue: Hungary
Exchange Media
Credit Line
United States Holocaust Memorial Museum Collection, Gift of the family of Larry A. Gladstone, M.D.
Record last modified: 2021-02-10 09:19:29
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