Star of David badge printed with Jude worn to identfiy a Jew in Vienna
- Object Type
Star of David badges (lcsh)
- Credit Line
- United States Holocaust Memorial Museum Collection, Gift of Sig Feiger
Judenstern badge issued to a member of Sig Feiger's family in Vienna, Austria, in 1939. Jews were required to wear the badges displayed on their clothing at all times, to mark them as undesirable members of society. The Feiger family, Isadore and Frida, and their three sons, sixteen year old Sig, and his younger brothers, Alfred, and Harry, were an observant Jewish family living in Vienna when it was absorbed into Nazi Germany in March 1938. Isadore was arrested during Kristallnacht that November and released in January on the condition that he leave the country with his family. They were not able to get visas for the whole family at the same time, but by 1942, all had managed to emigrate to the United States.
Record last modified: 2018-10-24 14:05:51
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Also in Sig Feiger collection
The collection consists of artifacts, correspondence, and documents relating to the experiences of Sig Feiger and his family in Vienna, Austria, and during their escape to the United States via the United Kingdom and Cuba before and during the Holocaust.
Documents and correspondence illustrating the Feiger family's experiences in Austria during the time period surrounding the Holocaust, including their immigration to the United States, England, and Cuba from Vienna, Austria in 1939-1943.