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Star of David badge with Jude worn by a German Jewish man

Object | Accession Number: 1995.78.10

Star of David badge printed Jude, German for Jew, worn by Alfred Fabian in Berlin, Germany, from September 1941 to May 1943. On September 1, 1941, Jews were required to wear these badges to humiliate and separate them from the general public. On May 17, 1943, Alfred, wife Ruth, 5 year old daughter Ingrid, and Alfred’s mother Erna were deported to Theresienstadt ghetto-labor camp in Czechoslovakia. On October 12, 1944, the family was sent to Auschwitz-Birkenau killing center, where Ruth, Ingrid, and Erna were gassed on arrival. On November 19, 1944, Alfred was sent to Niederorschel slave labor camp, a Buchenwald subcamp in Germany. Niederorschel was evacuated on April 1, 1945. Alfred was sent to Buchenwald where he was liberated April 11 by the 761st Tank Battalion, US Army.

Date
1941 September-1943 May  (use)
Geography
use : Berlin (Germany)
Language
German
Classification
Identifying Artifacts
Category
Badges
Credit Line
United States Holocaust Memorial Museum Collection, Gift of Alfred Fabian
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Record last modified: 2018-10-24 14:05:51
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