Theresienstadt Concentration Camp Currency Set, 1943

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Theresienstadt Concentration Camp Currency Set, 1943
220.00USD+ buyer's premium + applicable fees & taxes.
This item SOLD at 2021 May 26 @ 12:37UTC-4 : AST/EDT

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Czechoslovakia.... 1943, Full set of Theresienstadt Concentration Camp; 1,2,5,10,20,50, and 100 Kronen Notes. 1,2,5, and 10 Note have low serial numbers. On November 24, 1941, the Germans established a Jewish ghetto in the fortress town of Terezin, Czechoslovakia. Known by its German name, Theresienstadt, it functioned as a ghetto and transit camp on the route to Auschwitz, until its liberation on May 8, 1945. Currency used in Theresienstadt (Terezin) was designed by Czech artist Peter Kien, who was interned there and later died in Auschwitz. On the front of each bill was an engraved portrait of Moses holding the Ten Commandments in Hebrew. When Kien initially submitted his designs to Reinhard Heydrich, they were rejected. Because Heydrich objected to the fact that Moses looked too Aryan, the notes were modified to show Moses with more strongly stereotyped Semitic features; the design had to conform to the Nazi vision of Jewish appearance. The final design shows Moses with a long hooked nose and curly hair. Heydrich also demanded that the hand of Moses cover the commandment that stated "Thou Shalt Not Kill. Notes range from XF-UNC condition. (7)(Arthur C. Matz Collection)