Belgian resistance armband
Date of Creationcirca 1944
GenreClothing, Jewellery & Textiles
Place of CreationBelgium
DescriptionArmband in colours of Belgian flag (navy, yellow, red) with a machine embroidered patch. Patch is white with two light blue bars on each side. Sword imposed on blue Star of David and yellow lion at centre. Black text above green laurel wreath.
Measurements10.2 cm x 16 cm
InscriptionsB / FNACRAJ
ProvenanceGifted to the Vancouver Holocaust Education Centre in 2018 by Alex Buckman.
Classificationarmbands, brassards (military armbands)
Legal Statuspermanent collection
Credit LineCourtesy of Alex Buckman
NoteThe armband was worn by the donor's uncle, Jacques Buckman, as proof that he was member of the Belgian resistance.
Jacques was free during the German occupation of Belgium and lived hiding his Jewish identity. He was able to send packages to his sister, Rebecca, in Ravensbrück and brother-in-law, Herman Teitelbaum, in Buchenwald.