30 Jan Year 10 history trip to fitzwilliam
This term, Year 10 History students are studying the interbellum and, in particular, the political and economic situation in post-WWI Germany. Within this context, they paid a special visit to the Department of Coins and Medals at Fitzwilliam Museum last week. The department hosts a phenomenal collection and our students went there to learn more about coins, medals and banknotes that were issued in Weimar Germany during the 1920s, and later in Nazi Germany.
The artefacts offered a fascinating insight into these turbulent times: ironic and deeply political messages displayed on medals, the extremes of hyper-inflation shown by 1 million banknotes and a rare coin with the image of Hitler to commemorate the annexation with Austria in 1938. Many thanks to the Fitzwilliam Museum for providing a unique afternoon!