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Purple and yellow diamond patch with a 'P' in the center.
Information Provided by Michael D. Bulmash:
Forced labor badge, yellow with both purple P and border, worn above the right breast, to identify a Polish forced laborer in Nazi Germany to distinguish them from Germans. After the German occupation of Poland in 1939, non-Jewish Poles were conscripted for civilian labor in Germany, usually on farms or factories. They would also have an identifying document such as an Arbeitsbuch or workbook. They were referred to as zivilarbeiter, or civilian workers.
2 1/2 x 2 1/2"
Polish, Poland, Forced Labor, Labor Camp
"Polish Forced Labor Camp "P"" (1943). Bulmash Family Holocaust Collection. 2014.1.170.