Vera Tomanic's yellow armband and Star of David

When the war started, the synagogue in Osijek was burned, and then every day, new limitations on Jews were announced: forbidding our movement, instituting a curfew, confiscating shops, banning us from using public transportation. We could not even go to the vegetable market in the morning, but only just before it closed. A new Jewish community was formed and we all had to register. In the community they gave us a little bit of help in the form of food. On July 10, 1941, the first 50 Jews and the first 50 Serbs were arrested. We Jews each received a numbered yellow armband and a little Star of David, which we had to wear. These are mine.