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Object ID

2012.1.455a-c

Object Name

Money, Paper

Date

1-1-8037

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Description

Three pieces of paper money with black and red illustrations. The first shows Jews adding blood to matzoh, the second shows Jews being burned at the stake, and the third shows a priest offering the wafer to the Jews.

Information Provided by Michael D. Bulmash: These pieces of Notgeld currency were printed in 1922 in the city of Sternberg in Germany. They were printed to commemorate the 500th anniversary of the burning at the stake of a number of Jews for the practice of adding Christian children's blood to their matzo recipe in 1492. This medieval canard came up every time a child disappeared during Passover. The drawings on the money are copies of original wood blocks made at the time (1492). The first shows the Jews adding the blood to the matzoh. The second shows the Jews being burned at the stake. The third shows a local priest offering the wafer to the Jews as a sign of converion to Christianity, which they refuse.

Dimensions

3 1/8 x 4 1/8"

Keywords

Money, Currency, Notgeld, Sternberg, Commemoration

Anti-Semitic Notgeld German Currency

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