Yellow star badge : woven, printed : yellow, black
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Rectangular cloth printed with a black six pointed star of David outline. Stuck to a Mylar backing. Narrative: Badge was worn by donor's father. In France, the yellow star was imposed to all Jews over six years old starting June 7, 1942 (in occupied zone) Three stars per person were distributed by French police stations in exchange for one textile ration coupon.
b&w, white border. Outdoors. Two men walking along a sidewalk. They are both wearing yellow star badges on their coats. People and advertising posters can be seen in the background. Narrative: George (Jiri) Ehrman was born in Strakonice (Czech Republic) on March 8, 1920. He was deported from Prague to Theresienstadt ghetto-camp (Czech Republic) in June 1942. In December 1943 he was sent from the Theresienstadt ghetto-camp to Auschwitz concentration camp (Poland) where his prisoner number was #170128. In July 1944, George Ehrman was sent to concentration camp Schwarzheide, a subcamp of Sachsenhausen, where he received this identification prisoner number.George recalls that he was made to build bunkers and repair damages after Allied air raids. From April 4, 1945 to May 5, 1945 George was part of a death march from Schwarzheide camp toward Theresienstadt ghetto-camp. He was with his brother Charles (Karel) during the march. Mr Ehrman believes that from their hometown, only him and his brother Charles (Karel) survived the Holocaust. George Ehrman immigrated to Canada and settled in Montreal.