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Auxiliary Territorial Service cap badge worn by an Austrian Jewish woman in the British Auxiliary

Object | Accession Number: 2009.294.5

Auxiliary Territorial Service cap badge worn by Lilly Feldmann during her service in the British Military in Palestine during World War II. In late 1938, 18 year-old Lilly felt forced to leave Vienna, Austria, because of anti-semitism and Nazi fervor. In her diary, she wrote: “It is a curse that I shall miss this home in spite of the fact that it hates and rejects me…I shall cry for you, you stupid, pitiful country.” She escaped to England where she joined the British Army and served in the Auxiliary Territorial Service Division.

Date
1939-1945  (use)
Geography
issue : Great Britain
Language
English
Classification
Military Insignia
Category
Badges
Credit Line
United States Holocaust Memorial Museum Collection, Gift of Dorit B. Whiteman, Ph.D.
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Record last modified: 2018-01-11 14:22:58
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