ORIGINAL CURRENCY of the ANTI-SEMITE LEAGUE. The 1920's saw an upsurge in aggressively expressed antisemitism in both Germany and Austria, where latent anti-Judaic sentiment had festered for centuries. This 3-piece Notgeld currency set epitomizes that trend. Upon the election of the fiercely antisemitic Karl Lueger as mayor of Vienna, membership in the Antisemitenbund (Anti-Semite League), founded by Lueger's fellow Chirstian Socialist Party Member Anton Jerzabek increased greatly.
The NDSAP (Nazi German Worker's Party) recognized it as a member organization. The front of all 3 notes shows the "liberal" newspapers of the period such as the Free Press and the Vienna Journal being burned! Each denomination has a different reverse as follows: - Scroll on ornate background with Swastika stating Germans of all Party Affiliations! BEWARE THE DANGERS OF JUDAISM" and encouraging membership in the Antisemitenbund to combat the Jewish "plague.Scroll on ornate background with quote from Josef von Scheffel, prominent German author and poet: "The antipathy of the German people against the Jews is not rooted in religious or dogmatic differences but rather on differences in blood, race, ancestry and cultural practices and orientation". Quote from the famous composer Franz Liszt who was riding a wave of popularity: "There will come a time when all Christian Nations must make the life or death decision to allow (tolerate, live with) the Jews or to do away with them altogether".
Rare political currency with poignant Judaic history that should serve as a warning to any democratic society. Excellent clean and crisp condition. One note may have a tiny clean punch hole. Only one full set available! Seldom is even one of these notes offered anywhere!
The item "AUSTRIA'S MOST VIRULENTLY ANTISEMITIC CURRENCY! READ" is in sale since Monday, March 4, 2019. This item is in the category "Coins & Paper Money\Paper Money\ World\Europe\Austria".
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