Star of David badge belonging to Jannushka Elisheva Jakoubovitch

Museum Work

Resource TypeObjects
Date of Creationcirca 1942
GenreNazism & Propaganda;Identity, Migration & Travel
Object ID2020.001.001
Place of CreationFrance [issued]
DescriptionStar of David badge made from yellow cloth with printed black text in centre of star. Star has been sewn onto a piece of black fabric.
Materials/Techniquescloth
Measurements10 cm x 8 cm
InscriptionsJuif
LanguageFrench
ProvenanceGifted to the Vancouver Holocaust Education in 2019 by Jannushka Jakoubovitch. 

The donor was required to wear the badge as a child living in Paris until she was placed in hiding. 
ClassificationStars of David, badges
Legal Statuspermanent collection
Credit LineCourtesy of Jannushka Elisheva Jakoubovitch
Note“Jews had suddenly lost all rights and were marked like cattle with the infamous yellow star that we had to wear on every piece of clothing. My mother was very fussy and made sure that the Juif star had a soft lining underneath and was sewn carefully on all our clothes” —From Jannushka's memoir, Tales of a Parisienne: Child Survivor of the Holocaust (Page 7)

The donor discusses her star in video testimony interviews recorded in 1995 and 2010 for the VHEC.