Historical information

Else Oertel was a German internee in Camp 3A from 1940-1945. The Internment Camp currency was manufactured for use in the camps by the internees. It is an example of the ingenuity of the internees in making use of anything at hand & repurposing it for much more than originally intended. Else's daughter, Else-Lore Hukins donated the items.

Physical description

Internment camp Penny with small metal bar soldered to back ("one penny" side). White thread fastens a plastic button to the bar. For use as a cufflink.

Inscriptions & markings

Coin has "Internment Camps" on the face & the denomination (penny) on the reverse.