I saw on a TV show that the West Germany, during the Cold War, faced an explosion of Reichmarks which became inflation. The Americans were making the Marshall plan in favour of West Germany.
During the 1940s, before the Berlin blocus, a policy was decided: it changes every Reichmarks a German people has into 60 Deutchmarks. I have two questions related to that:
- Considering that no computers existed, and that administration might not have been very developed, how did they ensure that one person did not exchange 1 000 reichmarks as 2 * 500 deutchmarks?
- For people who won't cheat, it must have been a devastating measure, and I think people should have felt that decision as an unfair measure?