Concentration camp "banknotes" (Theresienstadt)

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Concentration camp "banknotes" (Theresienstadt)

Post by Kimmo » Mon May 30, 2005 8:45 am

Hello

I'm in a process of thinking about buying these:

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Any thoughts about the authenticity of these?

According to the seller, the notes contain the text:

Wer diese qiuttung verfälscht oder nacmacht oder gefälschte quittungen in verkerh bringt.Wird strengstens besraft.

The frontside, shown in the picture, contains the text:

Theresiansnstadt,am1.jänner 1943 ja Der älteste der juden.

Signature by:

Jakob Edelslein

According to the seller, these were made just to fool the Red Cross and were never used anywhere.

I have my doubts about the authenticity, as first of all, those look very very new and being in a very good condition after some sixty years.

Second thing is, that why the currency is Kronen? Why not Reich Marks?

Also, the 1 Kronen "banknote": Eine Krone? Is it really spelled like that in German? Shouldn't it be Eins Krone?

Any thoughts would be a really appriciated.

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Theresienstadt Lagergeld

Post by Opa » Tue May 31, 2005 8:06 pm

In 1938, the German Sudetenland was reunified with Germany, but the mainly Czech parts remained independent till March 1939, when occupied by Hitler. In these Czech parts, which were autonomous, Hitler kept a Czech president (Emil Hacha), civil service, police, army (8,000 men) and also currency, in Kronen. Theresienstadt was right at the border, and so used Kronen, not Marks.

Here is a link on Theresienstadt Lagergeld
http://www.thebirdman.org/Index/Others/ ... irWork.htm

which I hope will help.
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Sources for my reply

Post by Opa » Tue May 31, 2005 8:14 pm

Could not find the edit button. Anyway, just to stress that I do not endorse the comments on that website--I posted it only because of its details on Lagergeld in German concentration camps.
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Post by Kimmo » Tue May 31, 2005 9:37 pm

Hello

Thank you very much for the information.

I'll have to check that site at home, as our company policy restricts my access to that particular site, so I can pretty much guess what the site is about.

Feldgrau however is accepted by our internet filter :)

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