Holocaust Survival in Germany

The Bombing of Berlin

Alexander Jacobi is pictured here in Berlin in 1946. He survived the Holocaust in Germany.

Grandfather's Youth

This Military Passbook documents Alexander Jacobi's service for Germany during World War I. 

Alexander Jacobi, like many Jews, fought for Germany in World War I. During the Nazis' rise to power, Jewish veterans of World War I were at first not treated poorly. This changed with the passage of the Nuremberg laws of 1935. 

Hiding in Plain Sight

This star badge belonged to Alexander Jacobi who was forced to wear it starting in 1943. 

During the late 1930s and 1940s, Jews were forced to carry papers and wear indicators of their Jewish heritage. The Jacbobi family hid in plain sight by not wearing the yellow stars.