It is one of the most ferocious epidemics that has been unleashed throughout history, it began in the 14th century, during the inquisition. Germany was divided at that time into several kingdoms and duchies, so the plague affected each of them to a different extent. According to historians, one in 10 Germans died in the current territory, being one of the least affected places, especially Magdeburg. However, in other cities, such as Cologne and Hamburg, a larger part of the population died.
In the video, some clergymen are observed walking with a lot of rats, since the church is partly the cause of the epidemic, since they killed cats because they considered them demonic, so the number of rats with fleas that contained the bacteria increased in the absence of a predator, thus helping to spread the disease.
Hyperinflation occurred in 1921, during the Weimar Republic, after the fall of the German Empire and the First World War. It was due to the debt contracted by Germany after the war, by that time all coins and bills had to have their backing in gold. However, in order to pay the debt, Germany began printing banknotes without a backing, the currency logically lost value. In this context, banknotes cost more than their value in itself, so instead of issuing new ones, the new value was printed on an old banknote. Half a kilo of meat cost 36 billion marks, the German currency.
There are two scenes from these times in Rammstein’s Deutschland, the first is the fight starring Till Lindemann, as the Germans tried to find money as best they could to be able to eat. The other occurs when he is arrested (it could have been because of the fight) the prisoners begin to throw bills at Till, which shows that the money was not very valuable.