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Theresienstadt ghetto-labor camp scrip, 50 (funfzig) kronen note, from Jewish Hungarian inmates

Object | Accession Number: 2013.232.2

Theresienstadt scrip valued at 50 kronen received by the family of Katalin Miselbach when they were imprisoned in Theresienstadt ghetto-labor camp from November 1944-May 1945. In March 1944, Germany invaded Hungary. Magda Miselbach, pregnant at the time, and her parents Adele and Shmuel Lederman were forced into the Jewish ghetto in Karcag. Magda's husband Imre had been in a Hungarian labor battalion since 1939. Katalin was born in the ghetto on May 2. That summer, the family was transported to the Szolnok ghetto and then deported to Strasshof concentration camp near Vienna, Austria. In November, they were sent to Theresienstadt in German occupied Czechoslovakia, where Shmuel died. On May 9, 1945, the Soviet Army liberated the camp. In June, Magda, Katalin, and Adele were repatriated to Hungary. They learned that Imre had been deported to Auschwitz concentration camp in Poland, and then to Waldlager V, a Muhldorf subcamp near Ampfing, Germany, where he died in May 1945.

Date
1943 January 01  (issue)
1944 November-1945 May  (received)
Geography
issue : Theresienstadt (Concentration camp); Terezin (Ustecky kraj, Czech Republic)
received : Theresienstadt (Concentration camp); Terezin (Ustecky kraj, Czech Republic)
Language
German
Classification
Exchange Media
Category
Money
Object Type
Scrip (aat)
Credit Line
United States Holocaust Memorial Museum Collection, Gift of Katalina Litvak
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Record last modified: 2018-05-24 16:22:10
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