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Yellow cloth Star of David badge printed with Jude, German for Jew

Object | Accession Number: 2014.194.2

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.

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United States Holocaust Memorial Museum Collection, Gift of Ernest Bergman
Record last modified: 2020-06-30 09:26:15
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