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Object ID

2012.1.466ab

Object Name

Money, Paper

Date

1934

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Description

Two konversionkasse. The first is orange and titled "Fünfzig Reichsmark" (fifty Reichsmark). The second is green and titled, "Fünf Reichsmark" (five Reichsmark).

Information Provided by Michael D. Bulmash: Konversionkasse were essentially promissory notes given to German Jews in exchange for their property and money. These Jews were fortunate enough to escape Germany in the early years of the Third Reich. The notes often contained pinholes because refugees typically pinned them to the inside of their clothes during their journey. In almost all cases when they arrived at their destination they found the notes worthless when attempting to exchange them. The 50 Reichmark note is series E from 1933/1934 and quite scarce.

Dimensions

4 1/2 x 7 1/2"

Keywords

Konversionkasse, Currency, Reichmark

Konversionkasse (Promissory Notes) Exchanged for Jewish Property

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