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Operation Reinhard:
Financial Accounting

Arad's Encyclopedia article ends with the following, somewhat chilling information about the monies and valuables collected from the Reinhard victims:

On December 15, 1943, the Aktion Reinhard headquarters submitted an account of the moneys, gold, and valuables taken from the Jews in the extermination camps for which the Reinhard headquarters was responsible. The figures were quoted in German marks (the rate of exchange of the reichsmark against the United States dollar at the time was 2.5 to 1). The report contains the particulars of the various catagories: United States currency, about $1,100,000 in cash and $250,000 in gold coins; other foreign currency, from forty-eight countries; other gold coins, from thirty-four countries; 2910 kilograms (6,415 pounds) of gold bars; 18,734 kilograms (41,301 pounds) of silver bars; diamonds totalling 16,000 carats. The report ends with the sum totals of the value of all the Jewish possessions collected.
      Cash in Polish zlotys and German marks  RM  73,852,080.74
      Precious metals                              8,273,651.60
      Foreign currency, in cash                    4,521,224.13
      Foreign gold coins                           1,736,554.12
      Precious stones and other valuables         43,662,450.00
      Textiles                                    46,000,000.00
          Total                               RM 178,645,960.59

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