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ost·mark

 (ôst′märk′, ŏst′-)
n.
A former unit of currency in East Germany worth 100 pfennigs.

[German : Ost, east (from Middle High German ōst, ōsten, from Old High German ōstan; see aus- in Indo-European roots) + Mark, mark (from Middle High German marke, marc; see mark2).]

Ostmark

(ˈɒstˌmɑːk; German ˈɔstmark)
n
(Currencies) (formerly) the standard monetary unit of East Germany, divided into 100 pfennigs
[German, literally: east mark]

ost•mark

(ˈɔstˌmɑrk, ˈɒst-)

n.
the former basic monetary unit of East Germany: replaced by the West German mark in 1990.
[1945–50; < German: east mark]
Translations

ostmark

[ˈɒstːmɑːk] Nmarco m de la antigua RDA
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1938: Hitler invaded Austria which was made a German Reich province named Ostmark.
1938: Hitler invaded Austria, which was made a German Reich province named Ostmark.
1938: Hitler (above) invaded Austria, which was made a German Reich province named Ostmark.
3, 5, 6 and 8 HOAI, HZ III minimum rate, new medical care center, Ostmark barracks pastures, estimated construction costs approximately EUR 3 200 000.
It was originally linked to the German ostmark at a 1:1 ratio--a currency that, although it was a floating fiat currency after World War I, was not obviously worse than the other (then-floating) major international currencies of the day, and had the advantage of locality.
The President asked me to advise on the economics, particularly the plan by Kohl to exchange one deutsche mark for one ostmark.
While the members of each team initially kept their plans secret from their rivals, they soon joined forces on the mountain, as Heckmair claimed in the journal Der Bergsteiger (1938): "Wir aus dem Altreich vereinigen uns mit den Kameraden der Ostmark und gehen gemeinsam zum Sieg.
Alli pase un angustioso verano poco despues de la noche de Walpurgis del 12 de marzo de 1938 en Viena (con la anexion de Austria--mas tarde llamada Ostmark o Marca del Este--al Tercer Reich); y fue alli donde empece a escribir.
Information about the chaotic conditions in the Ostmark and the self-enrichment of the NS party members, soon reached the Reich Chancellery in Berlin.
A population that willingly bore the trillion mark cost of reunification, bailed out bankrupt East Germany's wildly overvalued Ostmark, bore a decade of wage restraints and economic recession to rebuild the GDR's Soviet traumatized economy, has no stomach for interminable bailouts and fiscal transfers.
Germany's introduction of a common currency upon reunification proved costly because the East's ostmark had a preunification value just one-fourth that of the deutsche mark.
1938: Hitler went into Austria, which was made a German Reich province named Ostmark.