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Yellow cloth Star of David badge printed with Jude, German for Jew

Object | Accession Number: 2005.506.2

Used Star of David badge with the German word for Jew that Jews were required to wear in Germany and Austria. The patch made it easy to identify the person as Jewish and to mark him or her as an undesirable outcast from society. In September 1941, the Nazi government in Germany ordered all Jews over the age of 6 to wear a badge with a Judenstern [Jewish star] displayed on their clothing at all times. Jews were responsible for the manufacture and distribution of the badges. This type was printed on rolls of cloth and would be cut off singly or in strips depending on how many a person required. They were printed with dotted lines as aids for cutting one out neatly.

use:  approximately 1941-1945
use: Vienna (Austria)
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Forms part of the Claims Conference International Holocaust Documentation Archive at the United States Holocaust Memorial Museum. This archive consists of documentation whose reproduction and/or acquisition was made possible with funding from the Conference on Jewish Material Claims Against Germany.
Record last modified: 2023-06-23 10:54:10
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