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Yellow Star

Jewish people were forced by the Nazis to wear a Yellow Star to identify and dehumanise them. The star, which represented the star of David, was the first identifying badge to be worn after the German invasion of Poland in 1939. At this time, all Jews were ordered to wear a white armband with a blue Star of David on their arm. From 1 September 1941, all Jews over the age of 6 years old had to wear a Yellow Star with the word ‘Jew’ inside in either German or the language of the country. There were variations of the badge in every country occupied by the Nazis. Some countries, such as Denmark and Norway, refused to impose it. Jewish people who refused to wear it risked severe punishment, including death or deportation to a concentration camp.