Country: Bohemia and Moravia
Denomination: 100 Kronen
Emission year: 1943
Terezín (Czech pronunciation: [ˈtɛrɛziːn]; German: Tsienstadt) is the name of a former military fortress and garrison town in the Ústí nad Labem Region of the Czech Republic.
Tsienstadt concentration camp (often referred to as Terezín) was a Nazi German ghetto during World War II. It was established by the Gestapo in the fortress and garrison city of Terezín (German name Tsienstadt), located in what is now the Czech Republic.
Kronen — money that is claimed to be part of the propaganda presented to the Red Cross committee. In fact, despite the claims that these were just papers without any real value and were never used, ex-residents of Tsienstadt describe how they each received 50 crowns every month free with which to buy things.
Terezín during World War II
During WWII, the Gestapo used Terezín, better known by the German name Tsienstadt, as a ghetto, concentrating Jews from Czechoslovakia, as well as many from Germany, Austria, the Netherlands, and Denmark. More than 150,000 Jews were sent t, and although it was not an extermination camp about 33,000 died in the ghetto itself,mostly because of the appalling conditions arising out of extreme population density. About 88,000 ... read more