50 pfennig Notgeld
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Gift of Yehuda Nir in memory of his father, Samuel Grunfeld
Id no. 185.90, Currency, German
The currency depicts an anti-Semitic image of a man strapped to a table, another inside a cage being dunked in water. The inscription translates: "How thieves used to be punished."

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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