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Star of David badge printed with Jude worn to identfiy a Jew in Vienna

Object | Accession Number: 2008.343.2

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.

Date
1939  (emigration)
1939  (use)
Geography
issue : Vienna (Austria)
Language
German
Classification
Identifying Artifacts
Category
Badges
Credit Line
United States Holocaust Memorial Museum Collection, Gift of Sig Feiger
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Record last modified: 2018-01-11 14:24:25
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