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Lodz (Litzmannstadt) ghetto scrip, 10 mark note, acquired by an inmate 2004.521.7 back

United States Holocaust Memorial Museum

United States Holocaust Memorial Museum

Scrip receipt for 10 marks issued to Marian Rokacz when he was imprisoned in the ghetto in Łódz, Poland. Nazi Germany occupied Poland on September 1, 1939. Lodz was renamed Litzmannstadt and, in February 1940, the Germans forcibly relocated the large Jewish population into a sealed ghetto. All currency was confiscated in exchange for Quittungen [receipts] that could be exchanged only in the ghetto. The scrip was designed by the Judenrat [Jewish Council] and includes traditional Jewish symbols. The Germans closed the ghetto in the summer of 1944 by deporting the residents to concentration camps or killing centers. Marian had assumed the identity of a Christian Pole and worked for the Germans during the occupation.

Scrip receipt for 10 marks issued to Marian Rokacz when he was imprisoned in the ghetto in Łódz, Poland. Nazi Germany occupied Poland on September 1, 1939. Lodz was renamed Litzmannstadt and, in February 1940, the Germans forcibly relocated the large Jewish population into a sealed ghetto. All currency was confiscated in exchange for Quittungen [receipts] that could be exchanged only in the ghetto. The scrip was designed by the Judenrat [Jewish Council] and includes traditional Jewish symbols. The Germans closed the ghetto in the summer of 1944 by deporting the residents to concentration camps or killing centers. Marian had assumed the identity of a Christian Pole and worked for the Germans during the occupation.

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  • Title: Lodz (Litzmannstadt) ghetto scrip, 10 mark note, acquired by an inmate 2004.521.7 back
  • Location: Poland--History--Occupation, 1939-1945., Poland--History--Occupation, 1939-1945.
  • Provenance: The scrip was donated to the United States Holocaust Memorial Museum in 2004 by John Rokacz and Joseph Rokacz, the sons of Marian Rokacz., The scrip was donated to the United States Holocaust Memorial Museum in 2004 by John Rokacz and Joseph Rokacz, the sons of Marian Rokacz.
  • Subject Keywords: Holocaust, Jewish (1939-1945)--Poland--Lodz--Personal narratives, Jewish. Holocaust survivors--United States--Biography. Jewish ghettos--Poland--Lodz. Jews--Persecutions--Poland--Biography., Holocaust, Jewish (1939-1945)--Poland--Lodz--Personal narratives, Jewish. Holocaust survivors--United States--Biography. Jewish ghettos--Poland--Lodz. Jews--Persecutions--Poland--Biography.
  • 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, offwhite paper scrip printed in green ink with German text in black and green ink. The face has a background pattern of ornate linked chains of varying sizes. The serial number in red ink is in the upper left corner. The denomination 10 is in the lower left corner in bold font and in the upper right corner in a black square. There is a 1.75 inch left margin, then a rectangle with a curved upper left corner with a background of interlocked Stars of David with a large star in a circle on the upper left. Across the center is the textual denomination with text above and below and an engraved signature on the lower right. The back has a blank background with a 1.75 inch right margin, then a rectangle with a pattern of interlocked Jewish stars. There is text in the upper left corner and below the rectangle, and a 7-branched candelabrum within the lower left corner. The denomination 10 in bold font is outside the rectangle at the lower right corner; above this, near the upper right corner, is a Star of David outline in a black square., Rectangular, offwhite paper scrip printed in green ink with German text in black and green ink. The face has a background pattern of ornate linked chains of varying sizes. The serial number in red ink is in the upper left corner. The denomination 10 is in the lower left corner in bold font and in the upper right corner in a black square. There is a 1.75 inch left margin, then a rectangle with a curved upper left corner with a background of interlocked Stars of David with a large star in a circle on the upper left. Across the center is the textual denomination with text above and below and an engraved signature on the lower right. The back has a blank background with a 1.75 inch right margin, then a rectangle with a pattern of interlocked Jewish stars. There is text in the upper left corner and below the rectangle, and a 7-branched candelabrum within the lower left corner. The denomination 10 in bold font is outside the rectangle at the lower right corner; above this, near the upper right corner, is a Star of David outline in a black square.

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