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Forced labor badge, yellow with a purple P, worn by a Roman Catholic Polish youth

Object | Accession Number: 2014.469.2

Forced labor badge, yellow badge with a purple P, worn Zbigniew Antonii (Tony) Piotrowski to identify him as a Polish forced laborer in Breslau, Germany in 1944. German regulations required the workers to wear the badge with the purple band visible around the P on the right chest to keep them separate from the German populace. During the German occupation of Poland, September 1939-January 1945, many non-Jewish Polish people were sent to Germany as conscript labor.

Date
1944  (use)
Geography
use : Breslau (Germany)
Language
German
Classification
Identifying Artifacts
Category
Badges
Extent
1 folder
Credit Line
United States Holocaust Memorial Museum Collection, Gift of Zbigniew A. Piotrowski
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Record last modified: 2018-06-07 13:49:14
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