Wednesday, July 09, 2008


Blue Star of David on a white armband as part of a work created by Akiva Kenet Segan

Copyright: Akiva Kenet Segan 2008


Photo plates from the "Wooden Synagogues" book, portions of which were used to draw images depicted in the young man's torso between his shirt collar and arms folded across his chest. In the Wooden Synagogue book photo above, there are five flying birds in the synagogue wall-painting towards the upper left of the photo. In the artwork, the birds were painted above the violin - seen directly below the man's left arm - seen on viewer's right. Photo (below at left) of the Torah parchment from the book 'The Last Jews of Eastern Europe.' Photo at lower right of detail of a wooden synagogue wall, some of which was drawn in the torso area of Young Man with Star....

The yellow patch was not uniform in all the places under the Third Reich regime and at least at the start there were a few blue Stars of David on a white arm band. It was somewhat like precursor of the Israeli flag.

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