1 krone scrip from Theresienstadt
Date of Creation1 January 1943 [issued]
GenreCurrency, Medals & Militaria
CreatorBank der judischen Selbstverwaltung [issued by]; ;Kein, Petr [designed by]
Place of CreationTheresienstadt
DescriptionRectangular paper scrip, 1 krone note. The recto of the item has a geometric pattern in black and green ink on a green background. The front depicts Moses holding 2 stone tablets with the 10 Commandments in Hebrew characters within a medallion on the left, German text on the right. The right side has a wide, off-white border with the denomination “1” in the lower corner and a 6-pointed Star of David above. The verso has a green geometric background design with German text and a decorative scrollwork line. Below the text is an engraved signature. The denomination “1” is in the upper right corner. The left side has a wide, off-white border with the denomination “1” in the lower corner; a 6-pointed Star of David rests in a green, striped circle above the denomination. The plate letter and number can be found in the upper left corner. The item shows a few signs of aging or handling. Deep vertical creases can be found on the currency. Lighter folds or creases are present on the item. The soiled edges of the item display wear from handling, as well as two tears forming at the top and bottom of the deep vertical crease in the center of the scrip. A red stain can be found on the plate number. Small, yellowish stains appear on both sides of the scrip.
Measurements5.1 x 10 cm
InscriptionsRecto: upper center, printed in green ink: QUITTUNG ÜBER / EINE KRONE [RECEIPT OF / ONE CROWN]; lower center, printed in middle text then above in green ink: “1”; lower center, smaller text than above, printed in green ink: WER DIESE QUITTUNG VERFÄLSCHT ODER NACHMACHT / ODER GEFÄLSCHTE QUITTUNGEN IN VERKEHR BRINGT. / WIRD STRENGSTENS BESTRAFT [ANYONE WHO FALSIFIES OR DISTORTS OR FAKES THIS RECEIPT, OR COUNTERFEITS RECEIPT, WILL BE STRICTLY PUNISHED].
Verso: upper left in border, plate letter and number, printed in green ink: A029; center, printed in green ink: Quittung / über / EINE KRONE [Receipt / of / ONE CROWN]; lower center, printed in green ink: THERESIENSTADT, AM 1.JANNER 1943 DER ALTESTE DER JUDEN / IN THERESIENSTADT [THERESIENSTADT, ON 1. JANUARY 1943 THE ELDER OF THE JEWS IN THERESIENSTADT]; bottom right, printed in green ink: “Jakob Edelstein.”
ProvenanceGifted to the VHEC in 2019 by Louise Stein Sorensen
Legal Statuspermanent collection
Credit LineCourtesy of Louise Stein Sorensen