Tuesday, April 15, 2008

Kristallnacht Postage Stamp from East Germany

Postage Stamp, Yellow Badge East Germany

Dobush from Kfar Aza sent me this drawing of a Yellow Badge with flames of the Kristallnacht, which appear on a November 9, 1963 stamp from East Germany.

Leo Haas

From: http://www.ushmm.org/research/collections/art/

See the yellow star on the cloths of the blind on the Watercolor by Leo Haas entitled, "The Blind of Theresienstadt."

Leo Haas (1901-1983), Czech Jewish artist who, while imprisoned in the concentration camps of Nisko and Theresienstadt during World War II, painted portraits and produced a large volume of drawings documenting the daily life of the prisoners.

See on the same page:

Star of David beaded necklace made by a female Jewish prisoner at a munitions factory camp in Germany.

Self Portrait with A Yellow Badge

israeli ART, Yellow Badge flag Photo of a painting depicting a yellow badge replacing the Star of David on the Israeli flag  is courtesy of Hayim Maor.
Copyright: Hayim Maor 2008
Created: 1987-1988
Oil and shellac on wood

The Mark of Cain

kain-maor-Jewish star Yellow Badge Photo is courtesy of Hayim Maor.
The work (created in 1978) takes part in an exhibit in "Al Hatefer" Museum, 4 Heil Hahandasa St, Jerusalem, Israel.
We see in it the Hebrew letter Kof made in the shape of a yellow triangle, which reminds us of the insignia that Jewish prisoners in Nazi Death Camps had to wear on their cloths. It is painted on a cloth which is covering the eyes and the forehead of a bearded man.

In Genesis 4:15 we read that the LORD set a mark upon Cain, lest any finding him should kill him, but the Nazis set a mark upon the Jews for the opposite reason: so that anyone finding them should kill them.