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Beverungen, emergency currency, 1 mark notgeld, with an anti-Jewish cartoon

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    Brief Narrative
    State of Beverungen, Germany, emergency currency note [notgeld] for 1 mark issued in the period of hyperinflation during the Weimar Republic. The note was a temporary issue, valid for one year. On the back is an anti-Jewish image of an orthodox Jewish man selling chamberpots. Many politicians and members of the public blamed the Jews for the financial crises and other widely circulated antisemitic slogans accused Jews of taking all the gold and money and leaving Germans Dreck. The bank note is one of more than 900 items in the Katz Ehrenthal Collection of antisemitic visual materials.
    issue:  1921 May 01-1922 March 03
    issue: Beverungen (Germany)
    Credit Line
    United States Holocaust Memorial Museum Collection, Gift of the Katz Family
    face, left, brown ink : Notgeld der / Stadt / Beverungen
    face, right, brown ink : 1 Mark / Gültig bis zum 1. März 1922 / Beverungen, den 1. Mai 1921 / Der Magistrat / Dr. R. Brüggermann / ?
    back, left, black ink : Im herbste kam / Ein handelsmann, / Bot einer Frau / Die Ware on - / er hatte Topfe- / Mitgebracht,-- / Don jeder Form, / Auchfür die Nacht. Entrustet ruft -- / Das Weib Geht weg, /Der ist zu gross --- / Zu diesem Zweck! / Doch David spricht / Es ist der rechte, / Es werden länger / Jetzt die . [In the worst time came a peddler, offering the woman with intestinal illness an assortment of chamberpots of every size. Good for every type, even at nights. The woman tells him go away. That is too big for this purpose! But the Jews tells her it is the right size. The nights will be longer now.]
    back, right bottom corner, red ink : 1m
    Compiler: Peter Ehrenthal
    The Katz Ehrenthal Collection is a collection of more than 900 objects depicting Jews and antisemitic and anti-Jewish propaganda from the medieval to the modern era, in Europe, Russia, and the United States. The collection was amassed by Peter Ehrenthal, a Romanian Holocaust survivor, to document the pervasive history of anti-Jewish hatred in Western art, politics and popular culture. It includes crude folk art as well as pieces created by Europe's finest craftsmen, prints and periodical illustrations, posters, paintings, decorative art, and toys and everyday household items decorated with depictions of stereotypical Jewish figures.

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    Emergency currency on rectangular offwhite paper with brown ink on the face and a black, red, and yellow image on the back. The face has a view of a multistory building and church a town and German text on the left. On the right is the denomination 1 mark within an oval, below is German text, signatures, and the state seal. The back has a paragraph of German text on the left and a multicolored cartoon of a housewife standing in the doorway of a timbered house. A Jewish man with sidelocks and traditional dress stands before her in the cobblestoned street, offering her a very large chamberpot. Behind him is a cart filled with large chamberpots. The denomination 1m is printed over a large chamberpot in the bottom right corner.
    overall: Height: 2.375 inches (6.032 cm) | Width: 3.500 inches (8.89 cm)
    overall : paper, ink

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    Administrative Notes

    The bank note was donated to the United States Holocaust Memorial Museum in 2016 by the Katz Family.
    Funding Note
    The cataloging of this artifact has been supported by a grant from the Conference on Jewish Material Claims Against Germany.
    Special Collection
    Katz Ehrenthal Collection
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    2022-07-28 18:30:46
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