100 kronen scrip from Theresienstadt

Museum Work

Resource TypeObjects
Date of Creation1 January 1943 [issued]
GenreCurrency, Medals & Militaria
Object ID2018.016.009
CreatorBank der judischen Selbstverwaltung [issued by]
Kien, Petr [designed by]
Place of CreationTheresienstadt ghetto
Description100 kronen note printed in brown, black, and red ink on white paper. 
Materials/Techniquespaper, ink
Measurements7.5 x 15 cm
ProvenanceGifted to the Vancouver Holocaust Education Centre in 2018 by Peter N. Moogk. 
Legal Statuspermanent collection
Credit LineCourtesy of Peter N. Moogk
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.