Ernest Bergman philatelic and document collection
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- United States Holocaust Memorial Museum Collection, Gift of Ernest Bergman
Consists of envelopes, postcards, correspondence, and philatelic material from the collection of Ernest Bergman. The papers demonstrates the breadth of stamps and postal marks used in wartime and post-war Switzerland, including in refugee camps. Includes copies of Bergman's curatorial text for the collection and loose postcards and envelopes from the French internment camps of Masseube, Nexon, and Gurs, as well as some commemorative anniversary stamps.
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Also in Ernest Bergman collection
The collection consists of a Star of David badge, correspondence, and envelopes, postcards, and philatelic material relating to the experience and history of the Holocaust.
Star of David badge with the German word, Jude, for Jew, used in Nazi Germany. In September 1941, the Nazi government ordered all Jews over the age of 6 to wear a badge with a Judenstern [Jewish star] displayed on their clothing at all times. This was to mark their status as outcasts in German society and to make them easy to identify. The Jews were responsible for the manufacture and distribution of the badges. This type was printed on rolls of cloth and would be cut off singly or in strips depending on how many a person required. They were printed with dotted guidelines as aids for cutting one out neatly.