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Star of David patch with Juif worn by Jewish woman

Object | Accession Number: 2008.65.2

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    Star of David patch with Juif worn by Jewish woman

    Overview

    Brief Narrative
    Judenstern marked Juif brought by Malka Weinapple from Europe to the United States, possibly worn by her when she was living in German occupied France. Nazi Germany invaded France in May 1940. An armistice was signed in June and Paris became the seat of the German military administration. In June 1942, a decree was issued making it mandatory for all Jewish persons over the age of six Jews to wear these identification badges at all times.
    Date
    use:  1942-1944
    Geography
    use: France
    Credit Line
    United States Holocaust Memorial Museum Collection, Gift of Gershia Luxenburg
    Markings
    front, center, black ink: Juif [Jew]
    Contributor
    Subject: Malka Weinapple
    Biography
    Malka Weinapple survived World War II, possibly in France. She lost many family members in Belgium and Poland to the Holocaust. She married and had a daughter and eventually emigrated to the United States.

    Physical Details

    Language
    French
    Classification
    Identifying Artifacts
    Category
    Badges
    Physical Description
    Yellow cloth badge in the shape of a 6 pointed Star of David stitched to gray felt backing. It is printed with a black dyed outline of a Star of David formed from 2 overlapping, triangles with French text in a font resembling Hebrew in the center.
    Dimensions
    overall: Height: 3.875 inches (9.843 cm) | Width: 3.875 inches (9.843 cm)
    Materials
    overall : cloth, felt, dye, ink, thread
    Inscription
    BLACK DYED

    Rights & Restrictions

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    Conditions on Use
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    Administrative Notes

    Provenance
    The Star of David badge was donated to the United States Holocaust Memorial Museum in 2008 by Gershia Luxenburg, whose husband, Carl, was the nephew of Malka Weinapple.
    Record last modified:
    2022-07-28 21:51:04
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