Records Relating to Ghetto and Camp Scripts, Co... | Los Angeles Museum of the Holocaust
This is an authentic collection of ghetto and camp scripts, notes and slips that were issued by the ghetto administrations instead of real currency for internal usage in ghettos and camps. The issuance of ghetto money had to be authorized by German authorities. The record group is subdivided into the Lodz Ghetto collection, Theresienstadt Ghetto collection, and the camp collections. This record group also includes the banknotes of several European countries issued in the course of the 19th and 20th centuries. It also contains multiple artifacts related to mundane ghetto and camp life.
The sub-collection of ghetto and camp artifacts contains a striped camp uniform, the pottery from the Sobibor concentration camp, and Sonderkommando tags. The sub-collection of ghetto and camp correspondence includes letters and postcards written from the places of incarceration to relatives and friends. The camp correspondence sub-collection includes Józef Jonski’s correspondence from Dachau concentration camp; Jurek (Georg Gutkind) correspondence with Anna Lipszyc from the Lublin prison and Buchenwald concentration camp, as well as a letter from Kasimir Fidor from the Oranienburg concentration camp. This record group also includes a sub-collection of bonds issued by the Conversion Office for German foreign debts paid to German Jews for confiscated property.