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Theresienstadt ghetto-labor camp scrip, 50 [funfzig] kronen note

Object | Accession Number: 2013.391.3

Scrip, valued at 50 kronen, issued in Theresienstadt (Terezin) ghetto-labor camp acquired by Eva and Zvi Schloss, postwar for their collection. All currency was confiscated from deportees upon entry and replaced with scrip and ration coupons that could be exchanged only in the camp. The Theresienstadt camp existed for 3.5 years, from November 24, 1941 to May 9, 1945. It was located in a region of Czechoslovakia occupied by Germany, renamed the Protectorate of Bohemia and Moravia, and made part of the Greater German Reich. Zvi Schloss, age 10, fled Nazi Germany, with his parents, Meier and Ilse, around 1935, after his father was released from Dachau where he was interned from 1933-1935. Eva Geiringer, age 9, and her parents, Erich and Fritzi, and brother Heinz fled Vienna, Austria, in 1938 for Amsterdam. It was occupied by Germany in 1940 and, in 1942, the family went into hiding. They were denounced in May 1944 and deported to Auschwitz-Birkenau. In January 1945, the SS began evacuations and Erich and Heinz were sent on a forced march. Eva and Fritzi were in the camp when Soviet troops arrived. Eva and her mother returned to Amsterdam. In August 1945, they received a Red Cross letter telling them that Erich and Heinz had perished.

issue:  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 Eva and Zvi Schloss
Record last modified: 2021-02-10 08:59:27
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