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

Object | Accession Number: 2005.506.3

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    Brief Narrative
    Unused 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.
    issue:  approximately 1941
    issue: Vienna (Austria)
    Credit Line
    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.
    front, center, black ink : Jude [Jew]

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    Unused, circular yellow cloth badge with 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. There are cut guide marks printed on the cloth around the outside of star which would would have to be cut to a star shape before being worn.
    overall: Height: 4.625 inches (11.748 cm) | Width: 3.875 inches (9.843 cm)
    overall : cloth, dye

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    The Star of David badge was acquired by the United States Holocaust Memorial Museum in 2005.
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    2023-09-15 10:19:59
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