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Italy Ministry of the Treasury, 1 lire note, acquired by a war crimes trials court reporter

Object | Accession Number: 2004.323.3

Italian 1 lire bank note acquired by Dixie Foster when she worked as a civilian court reporter during the US War Crimes Tribunal at the former Dachau concentration camp in Germany, also known as the Dachau war crimes trials. The trials were conducted in the American postwar occupation zone by the US Army from November 1945 to August 1948. The Kingdom of Italy had a Fascist government from 1922-1943, led by Benito Mussolini. It was closely allied with Nazi Germany and lost control of most of the country in 1943. This currency was issued in 1944 by the provisional government established with Allied support in the non-Fascist region. Not long after the war ended on May 7, 1945, a constitutional referendum was held in June 1946 and Italy abolished the monarchy and became a republic.

issue:  1944 November 23
received:  approximately 1946-before 1948 January
issue: Italy
Exchange Media
Credit Line
United States Holocaust Memorial Museum Collection, Gift of Gretchen Davenport
Record last modified: 2021-02-10 09:17:23
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