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|Catalog No.||8503||Similar Items|
|Brief Description||A Jew from Zagreb with the special identification of a Jew worn on his back.||Similar Items|
|Registry No.||02327צ||Similar Items|
|Donor||Associated Press, Berlin office||Similar Items|
|Period||During World War II||Similar Items|
|Photographer||Smetanic - Klinsky E.J.||Similar Items|
|databank||Photo Archive||Similar Items|
A Jew in Zagreb, the capital of Croatia, wearing on the back of his jacket a special symbol for Jews.
Attached to the back of the photo is a news item from the "Associated Press" news agency in Berlin, dated June 11, 1941:
"Also Croatian Jewry will be marked"
As in Poland, also Jews in Croatia now have to wear a distinguishing mark identifying them as Jews. This measure is being taken as part of Europe's "New Order," that justifies a "new arrangement" regarding the Jewish question. The identifying mark is different than in Poland (which is a white band with a Star of David emblem), but a piece of yellow cloth on which is a Star of David mark and the first letter of the word "Jew" in Croatian.
This mark must be worn by the Jews on their chests and backs. The photo is of a Jewish resident of Agram [the German name for Zagreb], with the badge identifying him as a Jew on his back. Close