Concentration Camp Book, Photo, and SS Canteen Currency Group

The group is comprised of three items:

– A soft cover book titled “Mordhausen: Augenzeugen Bericht uber Mauthausen das Beruchtigte Konzentrationslager” by Edmund Richard Stantke.  Mauthausen was one of the most notorious of all of the concentration camps of the Third Reich. It was, in fat, a “Class III” camp, one in which prisoners were not intended to survive. The camp was located at a quarry outside the Austrian town of Mauthausen, a word which means “Toll House”. The title of the book comes from the fact that the prisoners (and the citizens living in the vicinity) referred to the camp as “Mordhausen”, meaning “Murder House”.  The title translates as “Mordhausen: An Eyewitnesses Report on Mauthausen, the Infamous Concentration Camp”. The book is approximately 5 3/4 by 8 5/8 inches in size, 51 pages, in German language text. It was printed in Munich shortly after the war, with one page bearing the designation “Military Government Information Control License Number US-E-110”. The book shows age and wear, primarily to the cover, but it is complete and intact.

– A small photograph, 3 1/2 by 2 1/4 inches, showing a sign erected at the Belsen Concentration Camp, the reverse of the photo bearing the handwritten date of “Aug. 1945”.

– A 1 Reichsmarke note for use as currency in the SS canteen at the Concentration camp of Buchenwald. Used condition, approximately 2 3/4 by 4 inches. Very good used condition.

Item 32496.

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