Italy Civilian Internment Camp Cremona

Cremona set

Italy had many POW and Civilian  camp issues.  Pow camp issues are identified by the phrase Campo Concentramento Prigionieri di Guerra (P.G.) and civilian issues by the phrase Campo Concentramento Internati Civili.  There are two types of notes found from the Cremona camp, with and without a Star of David.  The camp was thought to have separated internees by religion with the Star of David issue being for Jewish internees.  No evidence of this has been found and many researchers believe the notes to be fantasies.  The type one notes (Star of David) were printed on heavy cardstock while the type 2 are printed on thinner stock and are signed by the camp commandant.  The notes were issued in denominations of .5, 1, 2, 5, 10, 20, and 50 lire.  Despite the controversy the type one notes are highly sought after by collectors.

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