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Minister of Finance professor Lieftinck talks about the monetary reform

Week number: 45-38

Newsreels in which Dutch subjects of a certain week are presented.

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The Minister of Finance, Prof. P. Lieftinck, announces and declares the coming monetary reform on September 26, when all bank notes will be declared invalid; bank accounts will be blocked and the banking secrecy abolished. Also a total registration of possessions will be enforced and every Dutch citizen receives ten guilders in new bank notes every week until October 3. The government takes these measures to get a hold of the money made by black marketeers and collaborators during the occupation. SHOTS: The speech by Lieftinck is alternated by shots used as an illustration of his argument: a.o. newspaper headlines; bank statements; deposit books; and bank notes.

Creator:
Polygoon-Profilti (producer) / Netherlands Institute for Sound and Vision (curator)
Publication date:
19 September 1945
Length:
02:11

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Type:
video
Original format:
Film 
User:
Netherlands Institute for Sound and Vision
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