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Object ID

2012.1.458a-h

Object Name

Money, Paper

Date

1942

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Description

Series of currency notes showing an illustration of Moses. Includes 1, 2, 5, 10, 20, 50, and 100 kronen notes in varying sizes and colors.

Information Provided by Michael D. Bulmash: In the summer of 1942, the Nazis decided to create a Ghetto bank, with each resident receiving a fixed amount of money depending on which of five categories such resident belonged. The currency was designed by Peter Kien and printed by the national bank in Prague. At Heydrich's order, the picture of Moses was changed to conform to the Nazi cariacature of a Jew. The other side of the scrip contains the printed signature of Jakob Edelstein as the "Eldest of the Jews in Theresienstadt." The notes are dated January 1, 1943, but did not go into circulation until May, 1943. This is the currency that was presented to the Red Cross Committee.

Dimensions

2 x 4"

Keywords

Peter Kien, Jakob Edelstein, Moses, 10 Commandments, Star of David, Ghetto, Eldest of the Jews, Theresienstadt, Red Cross

Currency Notes from Theresienstadt

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