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Factory-printed Star of David badge worn by a Jewish person in the Netherlands

Object | Accession Number: 2018.229.2

Factory-printed Star of David badge, owned by a Jewish person in the Netherlands. Germany invaded the Netherlands in May 1940. On April 29, 1942, all Jews in the Netherlands were required to wear a badge, which consisted of a yellow Star of David with a black outline and the word “Jew” printed inside the star in Dutch. The badge was used to stigmatize and control the Jewish population. Prior to this large-scale decree, identification requirements for Jewish individuals varied by locality and administration. Duplicated from those printed in Germany, these badges were made by factories such as De Nijverheid, a formerly Jewish-owned firm in the Netherlands that printed a large amount of Dutch stars.

Date
use:  after 1942 April 29
acquired:  approximately 1998
Geography
use: Netherlands
Language
Dutch
Classification
Identifying Artifacts
Category
Badges
Genre/Form
Magen David.
Credit Line
United States Holocaust Memorial Museum Collection, Gift of Lea Rosendahl and Emmy Rosendahl Reid, daughters of Helmut Rosendahl.
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Record last modified: 2019-06-20 16:06:58
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