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Theresienstat Concentration Camp / Ghetto Scrip, 1943, Set of 7 Notes

Currency:USD Category:Coins & Paper Money / Paper Money - World Currency Start Price:160.00 USD Estimated At:230.00 - 350.00 USD
Theresienstat Concentration Camp / Ghetto Scrip, 1943, Set of 7 Notes
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Czechoslovakia, set of 7 notes, includes 1, 2, 5, 10, 20, 50, and 100 Kronen. Theresienstadt was simultaneously a ghetto, a transit camp, and a concentration camp. On arrival deportees had to exchange all their money and assets into this ghetto 'currency' despite the fact that normal trade and business were impossible. The set offered is a complete set, with the denominations differing only in size and color. The front of each note has a picture of Moses on it, he is holding the Ten Commandments which are written in Hebrew. The notes also carry the signature of Jakob Edelstein the first Chief of the Council of Jewish Elders which the SS insisted be set up in Theresienstadt Camp-Ghetto. The notes had no monetary value but within the ghetto could be used to pay in the communal showers, and for entry to performances put on by other prisoners. The currency and false image of normality it helped to portray played a part in convincing members of the Red Cross who visited in June 1944, that prisoners at Theresienstadt were receiving acceptable treatment, despite the horrific reality. Uncirculated condition. (7)