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Star of David badge printed Jude owned by a Czech Jewish survivor

Object | Accession Number: 2001.3.5

Unused Star of David badge, printed with Jude, German for Jew, owned by Hana Bruml. This badge appears unused but it is the type that Hana or Charles Bruml would have required in Prague beginning in September 1941. On December 10, 1941, Karel, his parents Jindrich and Irma, siblings Anna and Otto, and Otto’s wife Irma were sent to Theresienstadt ghetto-labor camp. Karel worked in the technical department. On October 26, 1942, Karel’s parents and sister were selected for deportation and Karel volunteered to go with them. They were sent to Auschwitz. His family was killed, but Karel was sent to Auschwitz III - Monowitz (Buna). In early 1945, he was sent to Gleiwitz, Nordhausen, and Bergen-Belsen, where he was liberated on April 15. Hana and her then husband Rudolf Schiff were sent to Theresienstadt in August 1942. Rudolf, his parents, and brother were deported to Auschwitz in December 1943 and killed. Hana was deported to Auschwitz in October 1944, and then sent to Kudowa-Sackisch slave labor camp where she was freed in May 1945. Hana and Karel returned to Prague where they met while searching for relatives. They found few survivors. They both left for the United States in 1946, where they married.

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United States Holocaust Memorial Museum Collection, Gift of the Estate of Hana Bruml
Record last modified: 2021-02-10 09:25:47
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