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Mittelbau Arbeitslager token, -.05 Reichsmark, issued to a Polish political prisoner

Object | Accession Number: 1998.116.8

Mittelbau labor camp token, value -.05 mark, 004373, issued to Waclaw Glouszek, while he was a prisoner in Dora-Mittelbau / Nordhausen concentration camp circa January 1945. Nazi Germany invaded Poland in September 1939. Waclaw was arrested in 1942 by the Gestapo in Krakow and held as a non-Jewish political prisoner. He was sent to Monowitz (Auschwitz III) concentration camp, where he played in the camp orchestra. In January 1945, Waclaw was transferred to Dora-Mittelbau. He was later sent to Bergen-Belsen where he was liberated in April 1945 by British forces.

Date
approximately 1945 January  (received)
Geography
issue : Dora (concentration camp); Nordhausen (Thuringia, Germany)
Language
German
Classification
Exchange Media
Category
Money
Object Type
Scrip (aat)
Credit Line
United States Holocaust Memorial Museum Collection, Gift of Iwona Bonacia
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Record last modified: 2018-10-24 14:04:25
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