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Theresienstadt ghetto-labor camp scrip, 5 kronen note

Object | Accession Number: 1992.62.3

Scrip, valued at 5 [funf] kronen, issued in Theresienstadt (Terezin) ghetto-labor camp after January 1, 1943. All currency was confiscated upon entry and replaced with scrip and ration coupons that could be exchanged only in the camp. The camp existed from November 24, 1941 to May 9, 1945, in a region of Czechoslovakia annexed by Germany, renamed the Protectorate of Bohemia and Moravia. Rose acquired the scrip from her brother-in-law Dr. Henri Brunswic, who lived in Paris, France. In November 1940, a year after the German occupation of Poland in September 1939, Raszka (Rose Galek), her parents Moshe and Fela, and her younger sisters Deana and Sala were confined to the Warsaw ghetto. In April 1943, Raszka’s parents were shot as she watched and her sisters deported to a concentration camp and presumed killed. Raszka escaped and went into hiding. A resistance member, Jan Majewski, helped her obtain false papers as a Polish Catholic, Maria Kowalczyk. In June, she was sent as a forced laborer to a farm in Krummhardt, Germany. Raszka was liberated by US forces in April 1945. She moved to Stuttgart displaced persons camp and emigrated to the United States in 1947.

issue:  after 1943 January 01
issue: Theresienstadt (Concentration camp); Terezin (Ustecky kraj, Czech Republic)
Exchange Media
Object Type
Scrip (aat)
Credit Line
United States Holocaust Memorial Museum Collection, Gift of Rose Galek Brunswic on behalf of Etienne Brunswic
Record last modified: 2023-06-06 12:37:18
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