The German hyperinflation of the early 1920s, when prices spiraled out of control, was one of the most devastating periods in German history. In 1923, what was the percentage increase in prices for commodities such as bread and milk?

Answer: 75,000,000,000%. Germans would buy bread with wheelbarrows of cash. Eventually the currency was scrapped and a new one established.

Source: Culture and Inflation in Weimar Germany by Bernd Widdig

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