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Star of David patch printed with Juif worn by Jewish woman

United States Holocaust Memorial Museum

United States Holocaust Memorial Museum

Judenstern marked Juif brought by Malka Weinapple from Europe to the United States, possibly worn by her when she was living in German occupied France. Nazi Germany invaded France in May 1940. An armistice was signed in June and Paris became the seat of the German military administration. In June 1942, a decree was issued making it mandatory for all Jewish persons over the age of six Jews to wear these identification badges at all times.

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  • Title: Star of David patch printed with Juif worn by Jewish woman
  • Location: France--History--German occupation, 1940-1945.
  • Provenance: The Star of David badge was donated to the United States Holocaust Memorial Museum in 2008 by Gershia Luxenburg, whose husband, Carl, was the nephew of Malka Weinapple.
  • Subject Keywords: Holocaust, Jewish (1939-1945)--France. Jews--Persecution--France.
  • 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 grey felt backing. It is printed with a black dyed outline of a Star of David formed from 2 overlapping, triangles with French text in a font resembling Hebrew in the center.

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