Joachimsthal

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Joachimsthal

A 16th-century name for Jachymov, a town in what is now the Czech Republic that was known for its silver deposits. Coins minted from silver found in Joachimsthal became common throughout the Holy Roman Empire and elsewhere. This coin was called the Joachimsthaler, which was shortened to thaler. This in turn became the origin for the word "dollar."
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In general, presa germana atribuie o deosebita importanta politica vizitei la Paris a domnului ministru de Externe Mitilineu, urmata indata dupa conferinta Micii Antante de la Jachymov si tocmai in timpul cand Anglia era hotarata a rupe relatiunilor cu Rusia Sovietica.
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Many of the younger priests and religious were sent to military labor units; others were sent to work in the uranium mines in Jachymov in northern Czechoslovakia.