20 pfenning stamp from Łódź ghetto

20 pfenning stamp from Łódź ghetto

Museum Work

Resource TypeObjects
Date of Creation1942
GenreCorrespondence & Philatelic Materials
Object ID2020.007.003
Place of CreationŁódź ghetto, Poland
Description20 pfenning stamp printed by the Judenrat in the Łódź ghetto. Red 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. 
Materials/Techniquespaper
Measurements2.6 cm x 3.5 cm
InscriptionsJudenpost / Litzmannstadt Getto
ProvenanceGifted 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. 

Classificationpostage stamps
Legal Statuspermanent collection
Credit LineCourtesy of Dan Sonnenschein