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An armband worn by a member of the Jewish Ghetto Police.
Information Provided by Michael D. Bulmash:
Armband from a Jewish Ghetto, a "Judischer Ordnungsdienst" [Jewish Ghetto Police] once worn by a member of one of the Auxiliary police units organized in the Jewish ghettos of Europe by local Judenrat councils under orders of the occupying Nazis. Members of the Judischer Ordnungsdienst were the Jews themselves, had no officual uniform other than the armband and a badge, and were not allowed to carry firearms. They were used by the Germans primarily for securing the deportation of other Jews to concentration camps.
Star of David, Ghetto, Police
"Armband Worn by Member of Jewish Ghetto Police" (1941). Bulmash Family Holocaust Collection. 2014.1.135.