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Star of David badge printed with Jude worn to identfiy a Jew in Vienna

United States Holocaust Memorial Museum

United States Holocaust Memorial Museum

Judenstern badge issued to a member of Sig Feiger's family in Vienna, Austria, in 1939. Jews were required to wear the badges displayed on their clothing at all times, to mark them as undesirable members of society. The Feiger family, Isadore and Frida, and their three sons, sixteen year old Sig, and his younger brothers, Alfred, and Harry, were an observant Jewish family living in Vienna when it was absorbed into Nazi Germany in March 1938. Isadore was arrested during Kristallnacht that November and released in January on the condition that he leave the country with his family. They were not able to get visas for the whole family at the same time, but by 1942, all had managed to emigrate to the United States.

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  • Title: Star of David badge printed with Jude worn to identfiy a Jew in Vienna
  • Provenance: The Star of David badge was donated to the United States Holocaust Memorial Museum in 2008 by Sig Feiger.
  • Subject Keywords: Jewish children in the Holocaust--Austria--Vienna. Jewish refugees--United States. Jews--Persecutions--Austria--Vienna. Jewish families--Austria--Vienna. World War, 1939-1945--Refugees--United States.
  • Type: Identifying Artifacts
  • Rights: Permanent Collection
  • External Link: See the full record at the United States Holocaust Memorial Museum
  • Medium: Yellow cloth badge in the shape of a 6 pointed Star of David stitched to offwhite cloth backing. The star outline is formed from 2 overlapping, dyed triangles and has German text in the center.

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