5 Kronen - Theresienstadt Concentration Camp

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

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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


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


Lettering: Picture of Moses and his Ten Commandment.


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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1943-Jan-1  Theresienstadt Concentration Camp.

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