Germany - Compulsory Identity Badge (armband)

Dublin Core

Title

Germany - Compulsory Identity Badge (armband)

Subject

Germany, 1935-1945

Description

Nazi propaganda minister Josef Goebbels was the first to suggest a "general distinguishing mark" for German Jews in May 1938. German SS and police official Reinhard Heydrich reiterated the proposal idea on November 12, 1938, during a meeting with Herman Göring following Kristallnacht. Jews were responsible for buying and distributing their badges. Stars of David marked with the word "Jude" in German were likely from Germany or Austria. Armbands were often used in the ghettos and at concentration camps.

Creator

Purchase

Source

Temple Sinai's Holocaust Remembrance Center

Files

Germany Compulsory Armband.jpg

Citation

Purchase, “Germany - Compulsory Identity Badge (armband),” Drew University Library Special Collections, accessed April 23, 2024, http://omeka.drew.edu/items/show/1398.