poeticespionage:

Is it a green or blue triangle? 

The Green Triangle (source: http://deoxy.org/greentri.htm)

"During Nazi rule those thought to be a threat to the Fatherland were taken prisoner and placed in concentration camps. These prisoners were from many different social and cultural backgrounds.  To distinguish between the prisoners, the Nazis used a system of color coded cloth badges.  
•Jews were given yellow stars

•half-Jews were given yellow triangles

•feminists were given black triangles

•Gypsies were given brown

•gay men,  pink

•green triangle was given to `common criminals’ or those who had been convicted of minor crimes, including drug law violators.  

At the time of Nazi rule, a very stringent set of anti-drug laws was in effect — laws that were very similar to those used now in the U.S. “

Triangles in Nazi Coding (source: Wikipedia)
•Red triangle—political prisoners: social democrats, socialists, trade unionists, Freemasons, communists, and anarchists.

•Green triangle— “professional criminals” (convicts, often working in the camps as Kapos).

•Blue triangle—foreign forced laborers, emigrants.

•Purple triangle—primarily Jehovah’s Witnesses (over 99%), and members of other small religious groups.

•Pink triangle—primarily homosexual men, as well as sexual offenders including rapists, paedophiles and zoophiles.

•Black triangle—people who were deemed "asocial elements" and “work shy” including
Roma (Gypsies), later assigned a brown triangle.The mentally ill
Alcoholics
Vagrants and beggars
Pacifists
Conscription resisters
Prostitutes
Some anarchists
Drug addicts

•Brown triangle—Roma (Gypsies) (previously wore the black triangle).

•Uninverted red triangle—an enemy POW, spy or a deserter.

***Double-triangle badges resembled two superimposed triangles forming a Star of David, a Jewish symbol.***

•Two superimposed yellow triangles, the “Yellow badge”—a Jew

•Red inverted triangle superimposed upon a yellow one—a Jewish political prisoner

•Green inverted triangle upon a yellow one—a Jewish “habitual criminal”

•Purple inverted triangle superimposed upon a yellow one—a Jehovah’s Witness of Jewish descent

•Pink inverted triangle superimposed upon a yellow one—a Jewish “sexual offender”

•Black inverted triangle superimposed upon a yellow one—”asocial” and “work shy” Jews

•Voided black inverted triangle superimposed over a yellow triangle—a Jew convicted of miscegenation and labelled as a “race defiler”

•Yellow inverted triangle superimposed over a black triangle—an Aryan (woman) convicted of miscegenation and labelled as a “race defiler”

***LAST BUT NOT LEAST the black bar over the point***

Repeated offenders would receive bars over their stars or triangles, a different colour for a different crime.

•A political prisoner would have a red bar over his/her star or triangle

•A professional criminal would have a green bar

•A foreign forced laborer would have a blue bar

•A Jehovah’s Witness would have a purple bar

•A homosexual or sex offender would have a pink bar

•An “asocial” would have a black bar

•A Roma (Gypsy) would have a brown bar

poeticespionage:

Is it a green or blue triangle?

The Green Triangle (source: http://deoxy.org/greentri.htm)

"During Nazi rule those thought to be a threat to the Fatherland were taken prisoner and placed in concentration camps. These prisoners were from many different social and cultural backgrounds. To distinguish between the prisoners, the Nazis used a system of color coded cloth badges.
•Jews were given yellow stars

•half-Jews were given yellow triangles

•feminists were given black triangles

•Gypsies were given brown

•gay men, pink

green triangle was given to `common criminals’ or those who had been convicted of minor crimes, including drug law violators.

At the time of Nazi rule, a very stringent set of anti-drug laws was in effect — laws that were very similar to those used now in the U.S. “

Triangles in Nazi Coding (source: Wikipedia)
•Red triangle—political prisoners: social democrats, socialists, trade unionists, Freemasons, communists, and anarchists.

Green triangle— “professional criminals” (convicts, often working in the camps as Kapos).

Blue triangle—foreign forced laborers, emigrants.

•Purple triangle—primarily Jehovah’s Witnesses (over 99%), and members of other small religious groups.

•Pink triangle—primarily homosexual men, as well as sexual offenders including rapists, paedophiles and zoophiles.

•Black triangle—people who were deemed "asocial elements" and “work shy” including
Roma (Gypsies), later assigned a brown triangle.
The mentally ill
Alcoholics
Vagrants and beggars
Pacifists
Conscription resisters
Prostitutes
Some anarchists
Drug addicts

•Brown triangle—Roma (Gypsies) (previously wore the black triangle).

•Uninverted red triangle—an enemy POW, spy or a deserter.

***Double-triangle badges resembled two superimposed triangles forming a Star of David, a Jewish symbol.***

•Two superimposed yellow triangles, the “Yellow badge”—a Jew

•Red inverted triangle superimposed upon a yellow one—a Jewish political prisoner

•Green inverted triangle upon a yellow one—a Jewish “habitual criminal”

•Purple inverted triangle superimposed upon a yellow one—a Jehovah’s Witness of Jewish descent

•Pink inverted triangle superimposed upon a yellow one—a Jewish “sexual offender”

•Black inverted triangle superimposed upon a yellow one—”asocial” and “work shy” Jews

•Voided black inverted triangle superimposed over a yellow triangle—a Jew convicted of miscegenation and labelled as a “race defiler”

•Yellow inverted triangle superimposed over a black triangle—an Aryan (woman) convicted of miscegenation and labelled as a “race defiler”

***LAST BUT NOT LEAST the black bar over the point***

Repeated offenders would receive bars over their stars or triangles, a different colour for a different crime.

•A political prisoner would have a red bar over his/her star or triangle

•A professional criminal would have a green bar

•A foreign forced laborer would have a blue bar

•A Jehovah’s Witness would have a purple bar

•A homosexual or sex offender would have a pink bar

An “asocial” would have a black bar

•A Roma (Gypsy) would have a brown bar