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The Star Badge

Artifacts Unpacked Video Series

As a teenager, Fritz Gluckstein had to start wearing a yellow Star of David badge in Nazi Berlin. Across Europe, Nazi officials forced Jews to wear badges or armbands as a means of segregating and humiliating them. 

Learn about Fritz’s close call when he risked going out without his star and what the badge symbolizes today.

About the Artifacts

Artifacts shown in the video were donated to the Museum by Fritz P. Gluckstein. Explore the Fritz Gluckstein Collection and learn more about Fritz Gluckstein.