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Plastic Star of David button worn to identify a Bulgarian Jew

Object | Accession Number: 2007.446.1

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.

Date
use:  1942-1944
Geography
use: Sliven (Bulgaria)
Classification
Identifying Artifacts
Category
Badges
Credit Line
United States Holocaust Memorial Museum Collection, Gift of Berto and Linka Behar
 
Record last modified: 2020-06-30 09:25:38
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