10 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 10-krone scrip. The recto has a graphic design in blue and black ink on a blue 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 “10” in the lower corner; a 6-pointed Star of David rests in a purple, striped circle above the denomination. The verso contains a purple geometric background design with a blue purple streak, German text, and a decorative scrollwork line. Below the text is an engraved signature. The denomination “10” is in the upper right corner. The left side has a wide, off-white border with the denomination “10” in the lower corner. A 6-pointed Star of David is above the “10.” The plate letter and number is in the upper left corner.
The item exhibits few signs of aging or handling. Deep horizontal and vertical creases can be found on the currency. 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. Two stains can be found on the recto over the words QUITTUNG and ZEHN.
Measurements6.2 x 12.5 cm
InscriptionsRecto: upper center, printed in blue ink: QUITTUNG ÜBER / ZEHN KRONEN [RECEIPT OF / TEN CROWNS]; lower center, printed in middle text then above in blue ink: “10”; lower center, smaller text than above, printed in blue 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 purple ink : A024; center, printed in purple and blue ink: Quittung / über / ZEHN KRONEN [Receipt / of / TEN CROWNS]; lower center, printed in purple and blue 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 purple and blue ink is the signature “Jakob Edelstein.”
ProvenanceGifted to the VHEC in 2019 by Louise Stein Sorensen
Legal Statuspermanent collection
Credit LineCourtesy of Louise Stein Sorensen