Plastic Star of David button worn to identify a Bulgarian Jew
- Object Type
Star of David badges (lcsh)
- Credit Line
- United States Holocaust Memorial Museum Collection, Gift of Berto and Linka Behar
Star of David button made of Bakelite that Linka Nathan, or her mother, Rebecca, were required to wear to identify them as Jews in Sliven and Sofia, Bulgaria, from 1942-1944. Her father, Jacques was issued a circular, yellow button to identify him as a veteran of World War I. Beginning in July 1940, the Bulgarian government initiated anti-Semitic legislation that prohibited Jews from holding certain jobs, living in certain areas, or marrying non-Jews. Linka's father was one of the attorneys selected to interpret the new legislation to members of the Jewish community in Sofia.
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