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Judenbank - Austria, 1 krone note, overprinted with anti-Jewish slogan

Object | Accession Number: 2016.184.835

Austrian 1 krone note with an antisemitic slogan on the back blaming the Jews for the international financial crisis of the 1920s. It accuses the Jews of taking the gold and leaving dreck. The bank note, printed on one side to save money, was issued as emergency currency in 1922, during a period of hyperinflation in the newly independent republic of Austria. The Social Democrats penalized rural regions with low tariffs and overtaxed city residents. The bloated government bureaucracy met the financial crisis by printing more and more money, catastrophically depreciating the currency. The value of 1 krone [crown] in January 1919 was 16 to a dollar; in May 1923, it was over 70,000 per dollar. This Judenbank note is one of more than 900 items in the Katz Ehrenthal Collection of antisemitic visual materials.

issue:  1922 January 02
issue: Vienna (Austria)
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United States Holocaust Memorial Museum Collection, Gift of the Katz Family
Record last modified: 2022-07-28 18:30:46
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