Czechoslovakia under German Occupation, Protectorate of Bohemia and Moravia, 20 Hellers 1940

End of September 1938 Adolf Hitler and the leaders of France, Italy and the United Kingdom signed the 'Munich Agreement'. It was a settlement permitting Nazi Germany to appropriate the Sudentenland, a border region of the multinational state of Czechoslovakia inhabited mainly by German speakers. Some days later the German Wehrmacht marched into the Sudentenland under the cheers of its German inhabitants. In March 1939 Germany also seized power over the remainder of Czechoslovakia: the state was dissolved and the Protectorate of Bohemia and Moravia was declared. During the occupation the Germans issued coins of 10, 20 and 50 hellers for the Protectorate of Bohemia and Moravia. They were made from zinc, but otherwise showed the same design as the coins issued earlier by Czechoslovakia.