Star of David

Brandon Tran

What was the Holocaust?

The Holocaust was a bloody massacre by the Nazis that ended in a carnage of 11 million people. On January 1933, the Nazis came to power in Germany. They believed Jews were a threat to their community. So they targeted them, along with other religious groups for persecution. Fortunately, Allied forces liberated the people of the concentration camps until May 7, 1945 when The German forces surrendered to the Allied forces. Between 1948 and 1951, about 700,000 Jews moved to Israel. Others moved to the United States and other nations.

Definition/Background Information

The Star of David

The Star of David was a badge forced by the Nazis to be worn by the Jewish. The star had the word Jew on it in mock Hebraic style usually worn on a white armband.This badge was made to embarrass and distinguish the Jews.

Original Research Question

The Star of David is the symbol of which religion?

The Star of David was the traditional Jewish symbol.

Which country flag is the Star of David on?

It is on the Israel flag because the Star of David was named after King David, who governed Israel around 1000 B.C.


"The Star of David was a form of humiliation and discrimination for the Jews."

This quote was from the book Beyond Courage. This quote from the book shows that the Nazis were extremely racist to the Jews.


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Rappaport, Doreen. Beyond Courage: The Untold Story of Jewish Resistance during the Holocaust. Somerville, Massachusetts: Candlewick, 2012. 19. Print.