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Yellow cloth Star of David badge printed with the word Jude

Object | Accession Number: 1989.208.3

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    Yellow cloth Star of David badge printed with the word Jude

    Overview

    Date
    use:  1939-1945
    Credit Line
    United States Holocaust Memorial Museum Collection, Gift of Elizabeth Mills
    Markings
    front, center, black ink : Jude [Jew]
    Contributor
    Subject: David Mielzynski
    Biography
    David Mielzynski (later David Mills) was born in 1910 in Schwersenz, Posen (Swarzędz, Poland). He lived in Berlin, Germany, with his wife Liesbeth Sieradzki, who was born in 1913. Liesbeth left Berlin for England expecting him to follow in two weeks. Instead he was trapped in Germany and survived for three years hidden in a toolshed on a field in Berlin-Lichterfelde, 2 miles from SS Headquarters. A non-Jewish man whose name in not known, supplied him with food, helping him to survive in hiding for three years. David was liberated by the Russians in May 1945. He emigrated to the United States in September 1946. He Americanized his name to Mills. His wife Liesbeth’s entire family from Poznan, Łódź, and Warsaw perished in the Holocaust. David, 78, passed away in 1988.

    Physical Details

    Language
    German
    Classification
    Identifying Artifacts
    Category
    Badges
    Physical Description
    Yellow cloth badge in the shape of a 6 pointed Star of David. The star outline is formed from 2 overlapping, dyed triangles and has German text in the center.
    Dimensions
    overall: Height: 3.500 inches (8.89 cm) | Width: 3.000 inches (7.62 cm)
    Materials
    overall : cloth, dye, ink

    Rights & Restrictions

    Conditions on Access
    No restrictions on access
    Conditions on Use
    No restrictions on use

    Keywords & Subjects

    Administrative Notes

    Provenance
    The Star of David badge was donated to the United States Holocaust Memorial Museum in 1989 by Elizabeth Mills, the wife of David Mielzynski.
    Record last modified:
    2022-07-28 18:28:35
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