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Triangle

a color badge worn on the clothes of a concentration camp inmate that disclosed the reason for his incarceration.

Green triangles were for criminals; yellow triangles were for Jews; red triangles for political prisoners; purple triangles for Jehovah's Witnesses; pink triangles for homosexuals; black triangles for Roma (Gypsies) and "asocials"; and blue triangles for emigrants. Sources: Czech, Auschwitz Chronicle; USHMM, Stars, Triangles and Markings educational poster.



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