Maria Irmgard Weissenberg Barrows papers
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- United States Holocaust Memorial Museum Collection, Gift of Dr. Maria Weissenberg Barrows
Papers of Alfred Rudolph Pisko, born in Vienna on November 1, 1902, son of Adolf Pisko and Ida Weissenberg Pisko (cousin of the donor). Documents include military service records in the United Kingdom during WWII; travel documents; and naturalization papers from the United States. Also includes papers of Alfred's wife, Emma Heumann Pisko, born on May 6, 1909 in Lechenich, Germany, daughter of Moritz Heumann and Henriette Vohs Heumann. Alfred and Emma were married on October 31, 1940 in England. Emma's papers include her Certificate of Registration in the UK, where she arrived on July 11, 1937; her travel documents to the United States in 1949; and a photograph of Alfred and Emma Pisko, dated 1980.
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Factory-printed Star of David badge worn by a relative of the donor between 1941 and 1945. On September 1, 1941, all Jews in the Reich six years of age or older were required to wear a badge, a yellow Star of David with a black-outline and the word “Jew” printed inside the star in German, to identify themselves. 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. As Germany annexed territory, the same or similar decrees were enforced in other countries, resulting in the manufacture of similar badges with text in various languages. The badges specified in the decree were first produced by Berliner Fahnenfabrik Geitel & Co., a flag factory. They were distributed by government and police authorities at the cost of 10 Reichspfennig each (in France, they cost a textile ration coupon). Later, they were duplicated by other factories, such as De Nijverheid, a formerly Jewish-owned firm in the Netherlands that printed a large amount of Dutch language stars.