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Anonymous

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Creation Date

1917

Description

German military authorities issued special script to POW's which could be used to purchase goods in the prison canteen. This is an example of a one-Pfennig bill from the Oberhofen prison camp. Prison currency helped reduce opportunities for prisoners to bribe German guards or to support their escape efforts because this script was not valid outside of the facility.

Keywords

Germany, Oberhofen, Finances, Script

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