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Anonymous

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Creation Date

1916

Description

These prison camp bank note images, from "Der Krieg," provides an overview of German prison camp money (Lagergeld). Prison camp authorities issued script for Allied prisoners of war to make purchases inside prison camps. These authorities wanted to reduce the amount of money POW's used to reduce any opportunities of bribery of guards or to support escape attempts. Examples of script on this page are from Oberhausen (fifty Pfennige) and Merseberg (fifty Pfennige) in Germany, Chemnitz (two Marks) in Saxony, and a five Pfennige note.

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Germany, Finances, Chemnitz, Merseberg, Oberhausen, Bank Notes

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