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Sachsenhausen-Oranienburg concentration camp scrip, wert 10, received by a Polish Jewish inmate 2010.191.5 back

United States Holocaust Memorial Museum

United States Holocaust Memorial Museum

Scrip received by Chaim Hollander when he was imprisoned in Sachsenhausen concentration camp. Scrip was issued in the camps as a means of improving worker productivity. Chaim and his brother, Fajwal, worked in the camp printing counterfeit British money as part of Operation Bernhard. After Germany invaded Poland in September 1939, Chaim and his family went into hiding. In August 1942, they were deported from Sosnowiec to the Srodula ghetto. After his wife and two young daughters were deported, Chaim escaped the ghetto and lived under a false identity until he was betrayed and deported to Auschwitz-Birkenau in December 1943. He found Fajwal there and they were transferred together to Sachsenhausen. Later they were deported to Mauthausen and then Ebensee, where they were liberated by the US Army on May 6, 1945. Chaim relocated to Belgium, where he had relatives. He heard from a neighbor that his wife was seen in Auschwitz, but was killed there.

Scrip received by Chaim Hollander when he was imprisoned in Sachsenhausen concentration camp. Scrip was issued in the camps as a means of improving worker productivity. Chaim and his brother, Fajwal, worked in the camp printing counterfeit British money as part of Operation Bernhard. After Germany invaded Poland in September 1939, Chaim and his family went into hiding. In August 1942, they were deported from Sosnowiec to the Srodula ghetto. After his wife and two young daughters were deported, Chaim escaped the ghetto and lived under a false identity until he was betrayed and deported to Auschwitz-Birkenau in December 1943. He found Fajwal there and they were transferred together to Sachsenhausen. Later they were deported to Mauthausen and then Ebensee, where they were liberated by the US Army on May 6, 1945. Chaim relocated to Belgium, where he had relatives. He heard from a neighbor that his wife was seen in Auschwitz, but was killed there.

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  • Title: Sachsenhausen-Oranienburg concentration camp scrip, wert 10, received by a Polish Jewish inmate 2010.191.5 back
  • Provenance: The Sachsenhausen scrip was donated to the United States Holocaust Memorial Museum in 2010 by Lydia Hollander, the daughter of Chaim Hollander., The Sachsenhausen scrip was donated to the United States Holocaust Memorial Museum in 2010 by Lydia Hollander, the daughter of Chaim Hollander.
  • Subject Keywords: Concentration camps--Economic aspects. Concentration camp inmates--Germany--Biography. Concentration camp inmates--Poland--Oswiecim--Biography. Holocaust, Jewish (1939-1945)--Poland--Personal narratives. Jews--Persecutions--Poland. World War, 1939-1945--Deportations from Poland., Concentration camps--Economic aspects. Concentration camp inmates--Germany--Biography. Concentration camp inmates--Poland--Oswiecim--Biography. Holocaust, Jewish (1939-1945)--Poland--Personal narratives. Jews--Persecutions--Poland. World War, 1939-1945--Deportations from Poland.
  • 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: Small squarish scrip on rectangular white cardboard that has been laminated. In the center is a preprinted outline of a rectangle in black ink; within is German text and the denomination 10. Each top corner has a circular, purple stamp with a double outline, acronyms, and numbers. A small layer of cardboard is missing in the center. On the reverse is handwritten German text., Small squarish scrip on rectangular white cardboard that has been laminated. In the center is a preprinted outline of a rectangle in black ink; within is German text and the denomination 10. Each top corner has a circular, purple stamp with a double outline, acronyms, and numbers. A small layer of cardboard is missing in the center. On the reverse is handwritten German text.

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