Opening of the exhibition: I Gave Gold for Iron. The Great War through the Medium of the Medal


Exhibition opening of the Münzkabinett der Staatlichen Museen zu Berlin at the Bode-Museum with the participation of Prof. Dr. Bernd Kluge, Prof. Dr. Bernhard Weisser, Anna-Franziska Schwarzbach and members of the advanced music course of the Evangelische Schule Frohnau under the direction of Jürgen Strate.

Medals and coins provide a direct, flowing commentary on WWI - the first great German and European catastrophe of the 20th century. The phenomenon of Notgeld (emergency currency) was particular to Germany and Austria, when many municipalities and even companies started printing ersatz notes to make up for the lack of small-denomination coins.