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Danish occupation currency, 2 kroner

Object | Accession Number: 2008.83.3

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    Danish occupation currency, 2 kroner

    Overview

    Brief Narrative
    Occupation currency, valued at 2 kroner, issued in Denmark by the German occupation regime in 1942. Denmark was occupied by Germany from April 9, 1940, to May 5, 1945.
    Date
    issue:  1942
    Geography
    issue: Denmark
    Credit Line
    United States Holocaust Memorial Museum Collection, Gift of Niels Bach
    Markings
    front, center, brown ink : fœdrelandet / for danmarks Ӕre•frihed•og•ret
    front lower center, right and left, brown ink : 2 illegible signatures
    front center left, serial number, black ink: no. 32008
    front center right, series number, black ink : serie a 1942

    Physical Details

    Language
    Danish
    Classification
    Exchange Media
    Category
    Money
    Physical Description
    Rectangular paper currency. On recto, a white background with a decorative border with the numerical denomination 2 in center left and right medallions. The central image has a swastika, a man with a shovel, behind him, a man with a wheelbarrow; the background has a field and trees under a green sky. There is a sailing vessel at the bottom. On verso, a green background with a decorative motif in black consisting of 9 medallions arranged in a diamond pattern. Two of the medallions represent the denomination; 7 are of various insignia, chiefly Nazi party symbols.
    Dimensions
    overall: Height: 3.560 inches (9.042 cm) | Width: 5.000 inches (12.7 cm)
    Materials
    overall : paper, ink

    Rights & Restrictions

    Conditions on Access
    No restrictions on access
    Conditions on Use
    No restrictions on use

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    Administrative Notes

    Provenance
    The occupation currency was donated to the United States Holocaust Memorial Museum in 2008 by Niels Bach.
    Record last modified:
    2022-07-28 18:26:06
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