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Buchenwald Standort-Kantine concentration camp scrip, .50 Reichsmark

Object | Accession Number: 1993.105.1

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    Buchenwald Standort-Kantine concentration camp scrip, .50 Reichsmark

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    Brief Narrative
    .50 Reichsmark coupon issued at Buchenwald concentration camp in Germany. Buchenwald opened on July 19, 1937, and issued undated notes in 0.5, 1, 2, and 3 mark denominations. The simply designed notes were printed on coarse paper. There were two types of coupons: canteen scrip and exchange scrip issued to members of outside labor brigades [Aussenkommandos.] In early April 1945, as US forces approached Buchenwald concentration camp, the German guards began to evacuate the camp. On April 11, the prisoners revolted and seized control of the camp. Later that day, soldiers from the Sixth Army Armored Division, part of the Third Army, arrived in camp and discovered more than 21,000 starved and ill inmates.
    issue:  approximately 1942
    issue: Buchenwald (Concentration camp); Weimar (Thuringia, Germany)
    Credit Line
    United States Holocaust Memorial Museum Collection, Gift of John Foy
    front, top, black ink : two SS lightning bolts -Standort-Kantine - Buchenwald
    front, center, black ink : RM. -.50 RM.
    front, bottom, black ink : WERTMARKE / 75965 / ✽

    Physical Details

    Exchange Media
    Object Type
    Scrip (aat)
    Physical Description
    Rectangular, light brown paper coupon with a rectangular, pale green floral background motif with scalloped edges and a narrow, blank border printed on the front. German text, the denomination .50, a serial number, and an asterisk are printed in black ink over the floral design. The coupon is adhered to black scrpabook paper with with an inscription below the coupon and on the back.
    overall: Height: 3.000 inches (7.62 cm) | Width: 4.125 inches (10.477 cm)
    overall : paper, ink, adhesive, paint
    front, on scrapbook paper, handprinted, white paint : Useless money paid to prissioners in Buchenwald concentration camp Weimer Germany
    back, handprinted, white paint : These pictures are / but are typical o

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    Administrative Notes

    The scrip was donated to the United States Holocaust Memorial Museum in 1993 by John Foy.
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