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Execution of a German Communist in Munich, 1919.

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Coming home from the war.

Photo Credit: Helmuth Pirath / World Press Photo of the Year 1956

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A German child meets her father for the first time, 1956.

Photo Credit: Helmuth Pirath / World Press Photo of the Year 1956

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“The King of Inflation”, a man clad in worthless coins. 1923.

“The King of Inflation”, a man clad in worthless coins. 1923.

A one trillion mark note. 1923.

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A woman uses banknotes to light her stove. 1923.

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Worthless banknotes are collected to be burned. 1923.

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A display of extremely high food prices during hyperinflation.

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A shopkeeper stuffs excess cash into a tea chest next to his register. 1922.

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A Berlin banker counts stacks of bundled marks. 1923.

Using banknotes as wallpaper during hyperinflation, Germany, 1923

Germany, 1923: banknotes had lost so much value that they were used as wallpaper.