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Theresienstadt ghetto-labor camp scrip, 100 kronen note 2005.517.40 front

United States Holocaust Memorial Museum

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Scrip 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.

Scrip 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 scrip, 100 kronen note 2005.517.40 front
  • Provenance: The Theresienstadt scrip was donated to the United States Holocaust Memorial Museum in 2005 by Jeffrey A. Gordon, the son of Gertrude Blau Gordon., The Theresienstadt scrip 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., 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, 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. The front has a graphic design in black and brown ink on a brown background. The front depicts Moses holding 2 stone tablets with the 10 Commandments in Hebrew characters in a medallion on the left, with German text on the right. The right side has an off-white border with the denomination 100 in the lower corner with a 6-pointed Star of David above. The reverse has a brown geometric background design with German text, and a scrollwork line. Below the text is an engraved signature. The denomination 100 is in the upper right corner. The left side has a wide, off-white border with the denomination 100 in the lower corner with a 6-pointed Star of David above. The serial number is in the upper left corner. The series number is on the right, center under the scrollwork., Rectangular paper scrip. The front has a graphic design in black and brown ink on a brown background. The front depicts Moses holding 2 stone tablets with the 10 Commandments in Hebrew characters in a medallion on the left, with German text on the right. The right side has an off-white border with the denomination 100 in the lower corner with a 6-pointed Star of David above. The reverse has a brown geometric background design with German text, and a scrollwork line. Below the text is an engraved signature. The denomination 100 is in the upper right corner. The left side has a wide, off-white border with the denomination 100 in the lower corner with a 6-pointed Star of David above. The serial number is in the upper left corner. The series number is on the right, center under the scrollwork.

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