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20 Reichsmark banknote found during postwar reconstruction

Object | Accession Number: 2007.477.8

Banknote found by 14 year old Diane Keeley and her siblings in the home in Nuremburg, Germany, where her family lived from 1949-1953. The home had been expropriated from a German man suspected of being a Nazi by the United States Army for use by its personnel. Diane's father was an American civilian employee sent to Germany in January 1946 as part of the army of occupation. The children had been told to never go to the basement and disturb the previous occupant's belongings. However, one day, the girls decided to explore the area and they took some items as souvenirs.

Date
1949-1953  (found)
Geography
found : Nuremberg Stadium; Nuremberg (Germany)
Language
German
Classification
Exchange Media
Category
Money
Credit Line
United States Holocaust Memorial Museum Collection, Gift of Diane Keeley
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Record last modified: 2018-01-11 14:24:05
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