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Catalog Number 2001.36.5
Object Name Armband
Description Metal, rectangular armband with rounded corners, paper backing, and a blue Star of David at the center. Armband has two small holes on the left and right sides (center) where string can be threaded through. Metal surface has significant loss.

This patch was worn by Joseph Strauss when he was in the Lviv ghetto in Lviv, Poland (present day Ukraine).
Source Strauss, Mark
Provenance This patch was worn by Joseph Strauss when he was in the Lviv ghetto in Lviv, Poland (present day Ukraine). It was donated to the Museum by Joseph's son, Mark Strauss.

The Strauss family was sent to a ghetto in Lviv, Poland in 1942. There Joseph Strauss worked in a Wehrmacht factory for the Luftwaffe. Because of his work, Joseph was able to move between the ghetto and the factory. He used this mobility to sneak his son out of the ghetto. Mark was later joined by his parents, and the family remained in hiding until the end of the war.
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