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Moosch (Alsace), France, 10 mark currency exchange coupon nr. 79

Object | Accession Number: 1989.178.8

Coupon with an exchange value of 10 marks of the type issued following World War I (1914-1918) by the local government in Moosch in the Haut Rhine of the Alsace region of France. The Treaty of Versailles, signed in 1919, made Germany return the Alsace and Lorraine regions to France. The regions had been German territory since the 1871 Franco-Prussian War. These coupons helped manage the currency transition. Located near the border of France, Switzerland, and Germany, the region's boundaries were contested for centuries. During World War II, the region was reclaimed by Nazi Germany in 1940 when it invaded France. After France was liberated in 1944, it was restored to French control. In 1945, the local language, Alsatian, a German dialect, was outlawed in schools.

Date
approximately 1920-1921  (issue)
Geography
issue : Moosch (France)
Language
German
Classification
Exchange Media
Category
Money
Credit Line
United States Holocaust Memorial Museum Collection, Gift of Barry Arnold Perlman, in the name of Louis Perlman
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Record last modified: 2018-01-31 13:20:28
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