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January 21, 2019
Opening $ 150
Estimate $ 300 - $ 400
Sold for $ 415
Including buyer's premium

ARBEITSLAGER  MITTELBAU means of payment in the Mittelbau Labor Camp rated 64 Choice Uncirculated by the PMG.

KZ-Dora-Mittelbau; [also called Mittlebau-Dora, or Nordhausen] served as a Nazi labor camp during the period of the Holocaust. The camp was located in central Germany near Nordhausen. The laborers were forced to produce V-2 missiles in underground factories. Of about 60,000 prisoners "employed" at the labor camp by forced labor, it is estimated that 20,000 were killed. Exhaustion from the hard labor, terrible sanitation conditions, executions and hunger were the principle causes of death. It was the central labor camp; it had approximately forty sub-camps. The prisoners were left in tunnels 24 hours a day, without seeing any daylight, in very harsh working conditions, with even minimal security or welfare: work for six days in 12-hour shifts. The prisoners suffered from cold and hunger and from the brutality of the German workers.

Although the SS actually ran the camp, the Metalwork company which manufactured the missiles supplied the prisoners with shoes and other items, and the prisoners had the right to buy in a "canteen." It is rare to fine payment means from this camp in this condition.

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אנטישמיות, שואה, ושארית הפליטה