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Star of David badge with Juif, French for Jew, owned by a Jewish Lithuanian artist

Object | Accession Number: 2003.357.1

Star of David badge printed with Juif that was owned by the sculptor, Jacques Lipchitz. The origins of the patch are unknown. Lipchitz escaped German occupied France in 1941 before badges of this type were made mandatory for Jews in June 1942. The badges were meant to humiliate, separate and exclude Jews from general society. Lipchitz was living in France when it was occupied by Germany in June 1940. He emigrated to the United States in 1941 with the help of Varian Fry and the Emergency Rescue Committee.

Language
French
Classification
Identifying Artifacts
Category
Badges
Credit Line
United States Holocaust Memorial Museum Collection, Gift of the family of Jacques Lipchitz
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Record last modified: 2018-10-24 14:09:11
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