Yellow Star; 'Jude' Image Use: Use of images owned by the National Holocaust Centre and Museum is governed by our Terms and Conditions. Accession Number: NEKHC:2009.164 Object: Yellow Star Physical Description: Cotton; material complete and in good condition Information: Under the Nazi regime Jewish people were forced to wear identifiers such as Star of David armbands or badges. The Jewish Stars had to have the word 'Jew' written in the middle, 'Jude' is German for Jew. The tagged lines across the outer edge of the star show that it was cut from a larger piece of material. We have a large number of Yellow Stars of this kind in the collection which will not be showcased online. Please contact us at [email protected] should you require additional information. Further Information The identifying badges were often sewn onto a person’s clothing either on the arm, chest, back or all of those places. The intention was to isolate, harass and humiliate Jewish people, and further embedded Nazi ideology that Jewish people were different from everyone else by marking them out from the rest of the population. Sources: Fischel, Jack (2010) Historical Dictionary of the Holocaust Maryland: Scarecrow Press Inc. Germany (1941) Deutsches Reichsgesetzblatt [German Reich Law Journal] Police Regulation for the Labelling of Jews (September 1, 1941) Part 1: 547 [Online]. Available at: http://alex.onb.ac.at/cgi-content/alex?aid=dra&datum=1941&size=45&page=575 (Accessed: 20 January 2015). Gutman, Israel (ed.) (1990) Encyclopedia of the Holocaust Jerusalem: Yad Vashem. Holocaust Memorial Day Trust ‘23/11/1939: Introduction of the yellow star for Polish Jews’, HMDT [Online]. Available at: http://hmd.org.uk/content/23111939-introduction-yellow-star-polish-jews (Accessed 20 January 2015). Rozett, Robert and Spector, Schmuel (2000) Encyclopedia of the Holocaust Chicago: Fitzroy Dearborn Publishers. Shoah Resource Centre ‘Badge, Jewish’ Yad Vashem [Online]. http://www.yadvashem.org/odot_pdf/microsoft%20word%20-%2059.pdf (Accessed 20 January 2015). Information: The National Holocaust Centre and Museum takes all reasonable measures to ensure we are not infringing on the rights of others. If you are the owner of the copyright or related rights in any of the material from our collections on this website, or you believe that the material may be subject to a third party ownership or another legal claim, and you believe its use infringes your intellectual property or any other rights, please contact us on [email protected]nalholocaustcentre.net We endeavour to resolve objections in a timely manner, and will withdraw affected materials from the website until the matter is resolved. The information you provide will be treated as confidential and will be used only in connection with this enquiry.