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Star of David badge with a yellow star on a black circle worn by a Jewish Romanian woman

United States Holocaust Memorial Museum

United States Holocaust Memorial Museum
Washington, United States

Circular cloth Star of David patch that 21 year old Angela Weissmann was forced to wear in Piatra Neamt, Romania, ca. 1941-1945. In November 1940, the fascist government of General Antonescu joined the Axis Alliance. They immediately put in place policies to persecute Jews, such as the requirement that Jews wear a Jewish star badge on their clothing at all times. The antisemitic regime also supported increasingly violent attacks and pogroms against the Jewish population.

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  • Title: Star of David badge with a yellow star on a black circle worn by a Jewish Romanian woman
  • Provenance: The Star of David badge was donated to the United States Holocaust Memorial Museum in 2009 by Simona Nistor-Vianu, the sister of Angela Starc.
  • Subject Keywords: Holocaust, Jewish (1939-1945)--Romania--Personal narratives. Jewish families--Romania. Jews--Persecutions--Romania.
  • Type: Identifying Artifacts
  • Rights: Permanent Collection
  • External Link: See the full record at the United States Holocaust Memorial Museum
  • Medium: Two overlapping yellow cloth triangles sewn together with black thread to create a 6-pointed Star of David badge which is sewn onto circular cardboard covered with black cloth.

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