German Inflation (1920s) Photos

After World War I, German was forced to pay reparations which caused the value of German currency to fall so drastically, that by 1923 German prices rose until even common items cost Billions of Marks, money, tickets & prices were overprinted with new values, and salaries had to be spent on the day received or be worthless the following day.

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Inflation era German banknotes which people were said to transport in wheelbarrows at German Historical Museum. Berlin, Germany.Inflation era German banknote for one trillion Marks at German Historical Museum. Berlin, Germany.German inflation railway ticket priced at one billion Marks at Nuremberg Transport Museum. Nuremberg, Germany.Overprinted German postage stamps to keep up with inflation at German Historical Museum. Berlin, Germany.
Inflation era German banknotes (1923) which people were said to transport in wheelbarrows at German Historical Museum. Berlin, Germany.Inflation era German banknote (1923) for one trillion Marks at German Historical Museum. Berlin, Germany.German inflation railway ticket (1923) priced at one billion Marks at Nuremberg Transport Museum. Nuremberg, Germany.Overprinted German postage stamps to keep up with inflation at German Historical Museum. Berlin, Germany.
German railway tickets during inflationary times in 1920s priced in millions of Marks at Nuremberg Transport Museum. Nuremberg, Germany.Inflation money at Documentation Centre Nazi Party Rally Grounds. Nuremberg, Germany.

German railway tickets during inflationary times in 1920s priced in millions of Marks at Nuremberg Transport Museum. Nuremberg, Germany.Inflation money at Documentation Centre Nazi Party Rally Grounds. Nuremberg, Germany.


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