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Black plastic Star of David badge worn by a Polish Jewish slave laborer

Object | Accession Number: 2017.193.2

Black plastic Star of David badge worn by Charlotte (Lotte) Zagorska while interned in Wolta-Gabersdorf slave labor camp. It was made from the apron worn by workers in the cotton mill and used before women were issued prisoner numbers. Charlotte was later assigned prisoner number 21968 as seen on the three other badges in this collection. When Germany invaded Poland in September 1939, Lotte lived with her family in Katowice. After the war began, the family moved to Jaworow, where Charlotte was picked up and sent to Wolta-Gabersdorf, a cotton mill with a commando of less than 400 women.

Geography
use : Gabersdorf (Concentration camp); Libec (Czech Republic)
Classification
Identifying Artifacts
Category
Badges
Credit Line
United States Holocaust Memorial Museum Collection, Gift of Deborah Pogel
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Record last modified: 2018-02-21 14:33:59
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