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Lodz ghetto scrip, 50 pfennig note 2005.449.1 front

United States Holocaust Memorial Museum

United States Holocaust Memorial Museum

Scrip with a receipt value of 50 cents issued in 1940 in the Jewish ghetto in Lodz, Poland, which was renamed Litzmannstadt by the Germans following their invasion and occupation of Poland in September 1939. When the Germans transferred Jews to the ghetto, they confiscated all currency in exchange for scrip that could be spent only inside the ghetto. The scrip was designed by the Judenrat [Jewish Council] of the Lodz ghetto, and includes traditional Jewish symbols.

Scrip with a receipt value of 50 cents issued in 1940 in the Jewish ghetto in Lodz, Poland, which was renamed Litzmannstadt by the Germans following their invasion and occupation of Poland in September 1939. When the Germans transferred Jews to the ghetto, they confiscated all currency in exchange for scrip that could be spent only inside the ghetto. The scrip was designed by the Judenrat [Jewish Council] of the Lodz ghetto, and includes traditional Jewish symbols.

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  • Title: Lodz ghetto scrip, 50 pfennig note 2005.449.1 front
  • Provenance: The scrip was donated to the United States Holocaust Memorial Museum in 2005 by Jacek Nowakowski., The scrip was donated to the United States Holocaust Memorial Museum in 2005 by Jacek Nowakowski.
  • Subject Keywords: Holocaust, Jewish (1939-1945)--Poland. Jewish ghettos--Poland--Łódź--Economic aspects., Holocaust, Jewish (1939-1945)--Poland. Jewish ghettos--Poland--Łódź--Economic aspects.
  • 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: Rectangular paper scrip. Front has design of a 7-branched candelabrum, or menorah, at center, numerical denomination 50 in black ink lower left and upper right corners, and 6-pointed stars, or Magen David, in upper left and lower right corners; background is light purple, with a lattice design of 6-pointed stars. German text in black across and below menorah. Back has same light-purple background design. German text in black at top and bottom; numerical denomination 50 in black ink upper corners; serial number in lower center., Rectangular paper scrip. Front has design of a 7-branched candelabrum, or menorah, at center, numerical denomination 50 in black ink lower left and upper right corners, and 6-pointed stars, or Magen David, in upper left and lower right corners; background is light purple, with a lattice design of 6-pointed stars. German text in black across and below menorah. Back has same light-purple background design. German text in black at top and bottom; numerical denomination 50 in black ink upper corners; serial number in lower center.

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