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20 kronen scrip from Theresienstadt

Museum Work

Resource TypeObjects
Date of Creation1 January 1943 [issued]
GenreCurrency, Medals & Militaria
Object ID2000.009.003
Previous NUmber2000.009.001
CreatorBank der judischen Selbstverwaltung [issued by]
Kien, Petr [designed by]
Place of CreationTheresienstadt ghetto
Description20 kronen note printed in green, black, and red ink on white paper. 
Materials/Techniquespaper, ink
Measurements6.7 x 13.3 cm
InscriptionsSerial number: 006111
Series letter: O
LanguageGerman
ProvenanceGifted to the Vancouver Holocaust Education Centre by Joseph Segal
Classificationscrip
Legal Statuspermanent collection
Credit LineCourtesy of Joseph Segal
NoteThe notes were one of many attempts to create some semblance of normality within the ghetto, but held little economic value aside from paying certain taxes for packages entering the camps. Theresienstadt was a Nazi propaganda tool, used to show the world that Jews were treated humanely in the camps.