It was definitely worse for those in the early 30's who had their savings in one of the banks that failed. That was before the FDIC. However, how about deposit account rates? Money-rates blog
has an interesting look at the interest rate environment in the 1930's and compares it with today's. The comparison uses Treasury yields and inflation data since there's not much history of deposit account rates. When you look at yields and inflation, today is worse for savers.