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Allied Military currency for France, 100 franc bank note owned by a Hungarian Jewish concentration camp inmate

Object | Accession Number: 2012.409.12

Allied Military currency, 100 franc note, that belonged to Ladislav Glattstein. The currency was issued jointly by the US and Great Britain prior to the invasion of France in June 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. 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
1944  (issue)
Language
French
English
Classification
Exchange Media
Category
Money
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 14:05:36
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