Labour’s Reward

"Trümmerfrau" is the German-language name for the women who, in the aftermath of World War II, helped clear and reconstruct the bombed cities.

When the German currency was still the Deutsch Mark and the Pfennig, the fifty Pfennig piece was coined in remembrance of these women.

With a frame of gold and diamonds, “Labour’s Reward” is meant to prize and praise these Trümmerfrauen.