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Yellow cloth Star of David badge printed with the word Jude

Object | Accession Number: 1988.82.2

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    Yellow cloth Star of David badge printed with the word Jude


    approximately 1941
    Credit Line
    United States Holocaust Memorial Museum Collection, Gift of Ann West
    front, center, black ink : Jude [Jew]
    Subject: Ann West
    Anny Neumann (later Ann West) was born in 1920 in Leipzig, Germany, to Leo and Johanna Neumann. She and her boyfriend Heinz Rosenhain joined the Hachshara in Ellguth (Oberschlesien), Gut Winkel, near Berlin, and finally Neuendorf bei Fürstenwalde, where she also worked at a German military laundry. In April 1943, Anny and Heinz, now her husband, were deported with their friends to Auschwitz concentration camp in German occupied Poland. Anny was assigned to the camp police. Heinz, age 32, was sent to Ebensee slave labor camp, a subcamp of Mauthausen) where he died just before liberation in May 1945. Anny was sent on a death march from Auschwitz to Malchow, a subcamp of Ravensbrück, in January 1945. She escaped during the evacuation from Malchow in May 1945. She joined her sisters Emmy Pomper and Sabina Heliczer in the United States in 1946. Her mother survived Theresienstadt and immigrated to the United States in 1947. Anny later married Czech Holocaust survivor Robert West.

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    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.
    overall: Height: 4.000 inches (10.16 cm) | Width: 2.870 inches (7.29 cm)
    overall : cloth, dye, ink

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    Administrative Notes

    The badge was donated to the United States Holocaust Memorial Museum in 1988 by Ann West.
    Funding Note
    The cataloging of this artifact has been supported by a grant from the Conference on Jewish Material Claims Against Germany.
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    2022-07-28 18:28:37
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