Portraits taken wearing yellow stars

Circa 1940s. Studio portraits

In the areas that the Nazis controlled, Jews were forced to wear special patches or armbands marking and isolating them from the rest of the population.

The woman posing for this portrait is wearing a yellow star with “Juif” for “Jew” on it. This means the woman lived in France. The second photograph, taken in 1941, is of a young Jewish boy in Antwerp, Belgium, wearing a patch with a yellow star and the letter “J” for “Jew.”