Yellow Star of David badge with tweed backing worn in Slovakia
after 1942 May
- Object Type
Star of David badges (lcsh)
- Credit Line
- United States Holocaust Memorial Museum Collection, Gift of Peter Salner
Star of David badge worn by Adolf Atlas, a wealthy Jewish man in Bratislava, Czechoslovakia (Slovakia). He applied to be exempt from wearing a Judenstern, but on May 30, 1942, his request was denied. Badges often had to be supplied by the users and many were lined to make them more durable. After Germany annexed the Sudetenland in March 1938, Slovakia was ruled by a fascist, antisemitic regime. In September 1939, Adolf's mansion was confiscated and put under the control of an administrator while the government decided whether to sell it or give it to a non-Jew. That July, Atlas was notified that his house was to be auctioned. No further details are known about his fate.
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Also in Adolf Atlas collection
The collection consists of a Star of David badge and documents relating to the experiences of Adolf Atlas in Bratislava, Czechoslovakia, during the Holocaust.
The papers consist of 3 documents relating to the experiences of Adolf Atlas during World War II in Bratislava, Slovakia. Includes a notice dated July 29, 1942, that Mr. Atlas' property is to be auctioned by the state, a notice dated May 30, 1942, that Mr. Atlas is not exempt from wearing a Jewish star, and a notice dated September 13, 1939, sent to the temporary administrator of Mr. Atlas' mansion.