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Krakow ghetto armband

In December 1939, German authorities required Jews residing in the Generalgouvernement (which included Krakow) to wear white armbands with blue Stars of David for purposes of identification.
 
The armband pictured here was donated to the United States Holocaust Memorial Museum in 2001 by Akiva Kohane.
 

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  • US Holocaust Memorial Museum, gift of Akiva Kohane
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Krakow ghetto armband