Camp money from internment Camp N

Museum Work

Resource TypeObjects
Date of Creationcirca 1942
GenreCurrency, Medals & Militaria
Object ID2014.003.001
Place of CreationUnknown, likely Sherbrooke, Quebec
Place of Creation NoteInternment Camp 42, also known as Camp N
DescriptionCamp money valued at 1 cent issued to internees at Camp 42 in Sherbrooke, Quebec. Printed in black ink on yellow paper. 
Measurements4 x 5 cm
ProvenanceGifted to the Vancouver Holocaust Education Centre in 2014 by Fred Kaufman
Classificationpaper money
Legal Statuspermanent collection
NoteInternees were paid 25 cents per day for completing various work duties. Some worked in the kitchens – washing dishes, cooking, and cleaning up – while others produced defence items for the Allied war effort, such as camouflage nets, ammunition boxes, and socks. Shortly after this money was issued, the term "refugee" was replaced by "internee."