8 Notgeld series - 42 Antisemitic emergency banknotes. Germany and Austria, early 1920s.
In the series, the Jew is portrayed as the hidden cause of Germany's troubles, and as the main profiteer from the war at the expense of the local population. Among others is a series depicting Jews controlling gold with an illustration of the menorah of the Temple, a series depicting a local Jew controlling bags of silver and trading with the wandering Jew, a series depicting the Jew as the devil figure with the inscription: "He has never died he lives here now", a series depicting the Jew's schemes in court, and others.
The Notgeld, or emergency money, were issued in Germany and Austria during the economic hardship and high inflation period at the end of World War I in the early 1920s. These notes were officially issued by the state (Reichsbanknotes), and often by small towns and businesses (notgeld), and they reflect the widespread antisemitism that existed in Germany and Austria at that time, which led to the rise of the Nazi party which portrayed itself as the redeemer from the economic depression that Germany was experiencing and blamed the Jews as its scapegoat.
8 series. Total of 42 banknotes. All series in very good condition.