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Theresienstadt ghetto-labor camp Kaffeehaus [Coffee house] coupon issued to an Austrian Jewish prisoner

United States Holocaust Memorial Museum

United States Holocaust Memorial Museum

Ration coupon used by Adolph Blau and his family when they were imprisoned in the Theresienstadt ghetto-labor camp. All currency was confiscated upon entry and replaced with scrip and ration coupons that could be exchanged only in the camp. Adolph, his wife, two children, and mother-in-law were deported from Vienna, Austria, in 1942. They lived in the camp until the International Red Cross took over administration of the camp from the Germans on May 2, 1945. The family then was transferred to the Deggendorf displaced persons camp in Germany where they lived until their immigration to the United States in 1948.

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  • Title: Theresienstadt ghetto-labor camp Kaffeehaus [Coffee house] coupon issued to an Austrian Jewish prisoner
  • Provenance: The ration coupon was donated to the United States Holocaust Memorial Museum in 2005 by Jeffrey A. Gordon, the son of Gertrude Blau Gordon.
  • Subject Keywords: Concentration camp inmates--Czech Republic--Terezín (Ustecky kraj) Holocaust, Jewish (1939-1945)--Austria--Vienna--Personal narratives. Jewish families--Austria--Vienna. Jewish refugees--Germany--Deggendorf. Jews--Austria--Vienna. World War, 1939-1945--Deportations from Austria. World War, 1939-1945--Refugees--Germany--Deggendorf.
  • Type: Exchange Media
  • Rights: Permanent Collection
  • External Link: See the full record at the United States Holocaust Memorial Museum
  • Medium: Rectangular, yellow paper coupon with perforated edges on three sides. There is preprinted German text in the center with numbers stamped in blue below and to the right. The reverse has letters stamped in blue. It was originally part of a larger sheet of coupons.

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