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Unused yellow Star of David badge printed with Jood, the Dutch word for Jew

Object | Accession Number: 2006.476.2

Uncut Star of David badge issued to the Vromen family in the Netherlands. Minnie Vromen, age 34, and her 2 children, Jaap, age 13, and Clary, age 12, were living in Enschede when Germany occupied the country in May 1940. Minnie's work as a social worker helped them escape deportation to Westerbork internment camp in November 1942. She decided to go into hiding and in February 1943 sent the children to Duerne where they were hidden in separate homes with non-Jewish Dutch families. They had to change hiding places several times during the war. After liberation in spring 1945, Minnie did not know where Clary was living. She placed her name on a register of missing people at a local synagogue. A few days later, Gerards Hoefs contacted her and told her that he and his wife, Riek, were Clary's foster parents. Clary was reunited with her family. She had renounced Judaism while in hiding and when they relocated to Amsterdam, Minnie enrolled her in Jewish schools. Both Minnie and Clary later emigrated to Israel.

Date
1942-1943  (issue)
Geography
issue : Netherlands
Language
Dutch
Classification
Identifying Artifacts
Category
Badges
Credit Line
United States Holocaust Memorial Museum Collection, Gift of Clara R. Vromen
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Record last modified: 2018-01-11 14:27:00
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