2 euro coins set 2020 Germany – Kniefall in Warsaw A, D, J, F, G
5*2 UNC euros coins mint-mark A-J
Diameter – 25.75mm
Thickness – 2.2mm
Weight – 8.5gr
75% copper – 25% nickel clad on nickel core
Mintage: 6 000 000 pieces
The coin will honour the 50th anniversary of the moment on 7 December 1970 when Willy Brandt knelt before the monument to the heroes of the Warsaw Ghetto Uprising.
The national (picture) side was designed by Berlin-based artist Bodo Broschat. It depicts the then Federal Chancellor of West Germany kneeling before the monument to the heroes of the Warsaw Ghetto Uprising. Making moving reference to the Ghetto Uprising of 1943, the picture side features highly intricate relief work and bold symbols: a menorah, the ghetto victims and the kneeling Federal Chancellor – a moment of which, in his memoirs, Willy Brandt later wrote, “As I stood on the edge of Germany’s historical abyss, feeling the burden of millions of murders, I did what people do when words fail”. (Willy Brandt, Memoirs, Frankfurt am Main 1989).