Star of David pin made from a Dutch coin worn to protest the German occupation and persecution of the Jews
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- United States Holocaust Memorial Museum Collection, Gift of Diane P. Burn
Star of David pin worn in the Netherlands during World War II. It was a symbol of patriotism, support for the persecuted Jewish populace, and of protest and resistance to the German occupation of May 10, 1940 - May 5, 1945. The pin suggests the yellow Star of David badge that Jews were ordered to wear on April 29, 1942. Men often wore them as stickpins, women as lapel pins or pendants. It is made a from prewar Dutch coin called a dubbelje, the smallest coin in circulation, worth about 10 cents, and features the profile of Queen Wilhelmina. The Germans replaced the currency in 1941.
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