50 pfennig Notgeld
Gift of Frederick D. Brown in memory of his relatives
Id no. 301.94, Currency, German
The text translates: Instead of the power of kings, the gold of Jews rules in refined artistry. Paid by the Jews of the aristocrat has to bend down... The Jew is cheeky the German is pale, Break into pieces you beautiful German nation.

Cities, towns and enterprises printed emergency currency during the inflation of the 1920s. When Jews were blamed for economic problems, Notgeld incorporated anti-Semitic themes, images, and text.
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