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Star of David yellow cloth badge printed with Jude, the German word for Jew

Object | Accession Number: 2004.721.3

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    Star of David yellow cloth badge printed with Jude, the German word for Jew

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    Brief Narrative
    Star of David yellow cloth badge with the German word, Jude, for Jew, worn in Lüneburg (alternate spelling Lueneberg), Germany. In September 1941, the Nazi government ordered all Jews over the age of 6 to wear a badge with a Judenstern [Jewish star] on their outer clothing at all times to mark them as outcasts from German society and to make them easy to identify. In most places, the Jews were responsible for the manufacture and distribution of the badges. This type was printed on rolls of cloth with dotted cutting guidelines and cut off as needed.
    use:  after 1941 September-before 1945 May
    use: Luneburg (Germany)
    Credit Line
    United States Holocaust Memorial Museum Collection
    front, center, black dye : Jude [Jew]

    Physical Details

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    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. The frayed edges are evenly cut along the guidelines, folded over and hand stitched with black thread. Some threads are loose.
    overall: Height: 3.500 inches (8.89 cm) | Width: 3.125 inches (7.938 cm)
    overall : cloth, dye

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    Administrative Notes

    The badge was acquired by the United States Holocaust Memorial Museum in 2004.
    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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