Loading

Jewish Brigade Group arm patch with 4 red chevrons worn by a soldier in the Brigade

United States Holocaust Memorial Museum

United States Holocaust Memorial Museum

Chevron patch worn by Leo Englard when he served as a soldier in the Jewish Brigade Group during World War II. The British Army established the group in September 1944. It included more than 5,000 Jewish volunteers living in Palestine and was the only independent, national Jewish unit to serve in WWII. The unit served in combat during the final battles for the liberation of Italy. The British dissolved the Brigade in the summer of 1946. Leo remained in Palestine and married Fanny Dominitz, a German Jewish Holocaust survivor who emigrated to Palestine in 1947. The couple had known each other in Germany and had corresponded throughout the war.

Show lessRead more

Details

  • Title: Jewish Brigade Group arm patch with 4 red chevrons worn by a soldier in the Brigade
  • Location: Germany--Emigration and immigration--Biography. Palestine--Emigration and immigration--Biography.
  • Provenance: The Jewish Brigade chevron patch was donated to the United States Holocaust Memorial Museum in 2007 by Fanny Englard, the widow of Leo Englard.
  • Subject Keywords: Jewish soldiers--Palestine--Biography. Jews, German--Palestine--Biography. World War, 1939-1945--Participation, Jewish.
  • Type: Military Insignia
  • Rights: Permanent Collection
  • External Link: See the full record at the United States Holocaust Memorial Museum
  • Medium: Arrow shaped shoulder patch with 4 stitched red V-shaped stripes or chevrons on dark green cloth with brown cloth backing.

Recommended

Home
Explore
Nearby
Profile