Current Auction: March 16th, 2017
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Lot: 119 Four Bank of England counterfeit notes forged by Jewish concentration camp prisoners, under Operation Bernhard, based in Sachsenhausen. One of each: £5, £10, £20 and £50. 5 x 8.5 inches.
Union of Polish Patriots in the USSR, (Sachsenhausen, Germany): 1943. Est: $4,000 - $6,000
During World War II, the Nazis devised a secret plan of economic warfare - Operation Bernhard - to destabilize the British economy by flooding it with forged bank-notes. In 1943 the Germans introduced into circulation counterfeit British £5, £10, £20 and £50 notes. A talented team of Jewish concentration camp prisoners were forced to create, what became the largest counterfeiting operation in history. The notes are considered among the most perfect counterfeits ever produced. * WITH:
Brian Burke. Nazi Counterfeiting of British £ Currency During World War II. (San Bernardino, 1987).