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Object ID

2021.1.29a-d

Object Name

Vouchers

Date

1944

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Description

a: Westerbork, voucher for 10 cents from February 15, 1944, CC series.

b: Westerbork, voucher for 24 cents from February 15, 1944, CC series.

c: Westerbork, voucher for 50 cents from February 15, 1944, CC series.

Westerbork, voucher for 100 cents from February 15, 1944, CC series.The 100 cent voucher has a partial watermark from the factory where it was printed: “Vuga NORMAAL

Information Provided by Michael D. Bulmash: The Commandant’s name “Gemmeker” appears on these vouchers along with a logo that was his idea: an image of the camp with a cog surrounding a warehouse chimney from which smoke emanates, perhaps a Westerbork nod to Aushcwitz’s “Arbeit macht frei”, suggesting the importance of Jewish work to the Reich. Working all day would enable the Jewish prisoners to purchase small items at the canteen: coffee, razor blades, etc.

Dimensions

4 3/4 x 2 1/2"

Keywords

Westerbork, Amsterdam, Netherlands

Subcollection

Netherlands, Transit

Vouchers Used at Westerbork Transit Camp

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