5 pfenning stamp from Łódź ghetto
Date of Creation1942
GenreCorrespondence & Philatelic Materials
Place of CreationŁódź ghetto, Poland
Description5 pfenning stamp printed by the Judenrat in the Łódź ghetto. Blue ink on white paper. Profile of Mordechai Chaim Rumkowski and images of scissors, spool of thread, compass, hand plane, gear and factory chimneys. Denomination and Star of David in the top right corner.
Measurements2.6 cm x 3.5 cm
InscriptionsJudenpost / Litzmannstadt Getto
Gifted to the Vancouver Holocaust Education Centre in 2020 by Dan Sonnenschein.
Stamps likely collected by the donor’s mother, Bronia Sonnenschein, while residing in the Łódź ghetto. Bronia worked as one of Rumkowski’s secretaries in the ghetto administration.
Legal Statuspermanent collection
Credit LineCourtesy of Dan Sonnenschein