5 million mark gold coin issued as emergency currency in Weimar Germany
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- United States Holocaust Memorial Museum Collection, Gift of Joel Forman
5 million mark gold colored coin supposedly issued during a period of runaway inflation by the province of Westphalia in Germany in 1923. It features the profile portrait of Prussian statesman and minister Baron vom Stein (1757-1831) and the White Horse of Westphalia.
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Also in Joel Forman collection
The collection consists of a badge, a coin, and a photograph relating to the history of Nazi Germany and the German occupation of the Channel Islands before and during World War II, as well as a 1983 Israeli medallion commemorating World War II.
Medallion with presentation case issued by the State of Israel in 1983 at the World Assembly to Commemorate Jewish Resistance and Combat During World War II. It features a man and a woman with a large Star of David, the symbol of the World Assembly, and a bible verse, Isaiah 30:15. It was designed by Assaf Berg and engraved by Tidhar Dagan.
The image depicts a group of corpses lying on wooden planks in an open train car. The photograph was taken immediately following the liberation of Dachau concentration camp.