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5 Kronen - Theresienstadt Concentration Camp

5 Kronen - Theresienstadt Concentration Camp -  obverse5 Kronen - Theresienstadt Concentration Camp -  reverse

© Hindole Ghosh Dastidar

Features

Country Bohemia and Moravia
(Czech Republic)
Period Protectorate of Bohemia and Moravia (1939-1945)
Type Local banknote
Year 1943
Value 5 Kronen (5)
Currency Koruna (1939-1945)
Shape Rectangular
Demonetized Yes

Obverse

Lettering: Star of David along with the denomination. Signature by Jacob Edelstein.

Reverse

Lettering: Picture of Moses and his Ten Commandment.

Comments

The first draft of these notes was rejected by SS-Gruppenführer Reinhard Heydrich (Germany's viceregent in Prague and responsible for the Concentration Camps in the Protectorate of Bohemia and Moravia), as it showed Moses with too western ("Aryan") facial features. Accordingly more semitic features were added to the portrait (curly hair, hooked nose).
Another request of Heydrich was that Moses' hand had to cover the Sixth Commandment
(i.e. "Thou shalt not murder" - לא ארצח  - "lo tir-tzach")

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Date VG F VF XF AU UNC
1943-Jan-1  Theresienstadt Concentration Camp.

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