Sep 11 – 16, 2022
University of Warsaw
Europe/Warsaw timezone

Inflation- a German Trauma? A Museum Exhibition on the Occasion of the Hyperinflation of 1923

Sep 15, 2022, 4:20 PM
Old Library - Hall 115-116

Old Library - Hall 115-116


Frank Berger (Historisches Museum Frankfurt )


Inflation had never been a topic of a museum exhibition. With the outbreak of World War I the gold standard was given up. In Germany the war was financed by war bonds and by printing money. Already by 1919, the mark had lost 90 % of its value. Despite the galloping inflation until 1922 there was full employment. But finally in November 1923 the mark went under. The currency reform made a 1 billion paper Mark equal to 1 new Rentenmark. The exhibition tries to generate an easily interpretable graphic image of this financial and economic process.

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Frank Berger (Historisches Museum Frankfurt )

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