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Catalog Number 2001.36.2
Object Name Badge, Identification
Description White, fabric, rectangular patch with "8749" embroidered on the front in black. Edges are hemmed and stitched around the outside in white thread.

Bottom, center of the patch is stamped in red. The stamp is illegible.

This patch was worn by Joseph Strauss when he was imprisoned in the Janowska concentration camp in Lviv, Poland (present day Ukraine).
Source Strauss, Mark
Provenance This patch was worn by Joseph Strauss when he was imprisoned in Janowska concentration camp 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 factoy. 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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