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Buchenwald Standort-Kantine concentration camp scrip, 3 Reichsmark, issued to inmate

Object | Accession Number: 1992.36.6

Buchenwald canteen coupon, 3 Reichsmark, issued to Moses Silberberg between February-April 1945 when he was imprisoned in Buchenwald concentration camp in Germany. Buchenwald issued undated notes in 0.5, 1, 2, and 3 mark denominations. There were two types: canteen scrip and exchange scrip issued to members of outside labor brigades. On September 6, 1939, the German Army entered Moses’s town, Konskie, Poland. In spring 1941, Moses and his parents, Berek and Matla, were interned in the ghetto. In October 1942, Moses, Berek, and Matla left for Krakow ghetto. Moses was a slave laborer in Krakau-Plaszow concentration camp. On March 13 and 14, 1943, the ghetto was liquidated and Berek and Matla were sent to Auschwitz-Birkenau killing center. On February 5, 1944, Moses was sent to Auschwitz concentration camp. The camp was evacuated on January 18, 1945, and Moses was sent on a death march to Gross-Rosen in Germany. In February, he was sent to Buchenwald where he was liberated by US soldiers on April 11, 1945. In June, Moses was sent to recuperate at a displaced persons camp in Switzerland. He then lived in Bergen Belsen displaced persons camp. Nearly his entire extended family was killed during the war. Moses married a fellow survivor, Estera Jaeger, and they settled in Switzerland.

Date
1945 February 10-1945 April  (use)
Geography
use : Buchenwald (Concentration camp); Weimar (Thuringia, Germany)
Language
German
Classification
Exchange Media
Category
Money
Object Type
Scrip (aat)
Credit Line
United States Holocaust Memorial Museum Collection, Gift of Moses Silberberg, in memory of my parents, grandparents, and my 75 related family members who were killed by the Germans
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Record last modified: 2018-01-11 14:24:25
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