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Allied Military currency for France, 100 franc bank note owned by a Hungarian Jewish concentration camp inmate 2012.409.12 front

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Allied Military currency, 100 franc note, that belonged to Ladislav Glattstein. The currency was issued jointly by the US and Great Britain prior to the invasion of France in June 1944. Ladislav, 18, and his family lived in Munkacs, Czechoslovakia (Mukacheve, Ukraine), when it was annexed by Hungary in fall 1938. In 1942, Ladislav was conscripted into a Hungarian forced labor battalion. He was sent to Nagybana labor camp, and, in 1944, to the Ukraine and Balf labor camp. In January 1945, Ladislav was transported to Mauthausen concentration camp in Austria, and in March, via death march to Gunskirchen subcamp. The camp was liberated by the US Third Army on May 5, 1945. Ladislav's father Julius and his sisters, Edith and Klari, were deported to Auschwitz in May 1944; only Edith survived. Ladislav emigrated to El Paso, Texas, with the assistance of his maternal grandparents and uncles in June 1946.

Allied Military currency, 100 franc note, that belonged to Ladislav Glattstein. The currency was issued jointly by the US and Great Britain prior to the invasion of France in June 1944. Ladislav, 18, and his family lived in Munkacs, Czechoslovakia (Mukacheve, Ukraine), when it was annexed by Hungary in fall 1938. In 1942, Ladislav was conscripted into a Hungarian forced labor battalion. He was sent to Nagybana labor camp, and, in 1944, to the Ukraine and Balf labor camp. In January 1945, Ladislav was transported to Mauthausen concentration camp in Austria, and in March, via death march to Gunskirchen subcamp. The camp was liberated by the US Third Army on May 5, 1945. Ladislav's father Julius and his sisters, Edith and Klari, were deported to Auschwitz in May 1944; only Edith survived. Ladislav emigrated to El Paso, Texas, with the assistance of his maternal grandparents and uncles in June 1946.

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  • Title: Allied Military currency for France, 100 franc bank note owned by a Hungarian Jewish concentration camp inmate 2012.409.12 front
  • Provenance: The bank note was donated to the United States Holocaust Memorial Museum in 2012 by Stuart Blaugrund and Cynthia Gladstone., The bank note was donated to the United States Holocaust Memorial Museum in 2012 by Stuart Blaugrund and Cynthia Gladstone.
  • Subject Keywords: Concentration camp inmates--Austria--Biography. Death marches--Austria--Biography. Forced labor--Hungary--Biography. Holocaust survivors--Texas--El Paso--Biography. Holocaust, Jewish (1939-1945)--Hungary--Personal narratives, Jewish. Jewish refugees--United States--Biography. World War, 1939-1945--Conscript labor--Hungary--Personal narratives, Jewish. World War, 1939-1945--Military currency., Concentration camp inmates--Austria--Biography. Death marches--Austria--Biography. Forced labor--Hungary--Biography. Holocaust survivors--Texas--El Paso--Biography. Holocaust, Jewish (1939-1945)--Hungary--Personal narratives, Jewish. Jewish refugees--United States--Biography. World War, 1939-1945--Conscript labor--Hungary--Personal narratives, Jewish. World War, 1939-1945--Military currency.
  • Type: Exchange Media, Exchange Media
  • Rights: Permanent Collection, Permanent Collection
  • External Link: See the full record at the United States Holocaust Memorial Museum, See the full record at the United States Holocaust Memorial Museum
  • Medium: Laminated, rectangular, offwhite French paper banknote. The face has a rectangular black inked border with an ornate web design with geometric corners and scrollwork in the top and bottom center. Within the border is the numerical denomination 100 in a center medallion, the numerical and text denomination in bold font in the top, middle, and center in dark blue ink, and French text. The serial number is in the lower left and upper right in black ink. There is a light blue/green swirl flourish in the background. The back has red, white and blue graphic design with a blue patterned scrollwork border. In the center is a large oval medallion with the word France and the French motto on a cloud filled background. The oval sits upon a scrollwork pedestal with leafy branches. A red, white, and blue flourish radiates outward from the oval. The note is creased and stained., Laminated, rectangular, offwhite French paper banknote. The face has a rectangular black inked border with an ornate web design with geometric corners and scrollwork in the top and bottom center. Within the border is the numerical denomination 100 in a center medallion, the numerical and text denomination in bold font in the top, middle, and center in dark blue ink, and French text. The serial number is in the lower left and upper right in black ink. There is a light blue/green swirl flourish in the background. The back has red, white and blue graphic design with a blue patterned scrollwork border. In the center is a large oval medallion with the word France and the French motto on a cloud filled background. The oval sits upon a scrollwork pedestal with leafy branches. A red, white, and blue flourish radiates outward from the oval. The note is creased and stained.

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