The “Badge of Identity” was originally part of a display commemorating Yom HaShoah (the Holocaust) in the window of Lamplighter Bookstore on Nassau Street in Princeton, New Jersey, in April 1995.


The presentation was designed and produced by M. H. Sumner. For more photos see the page Yom Ha'Shoah.

The Magen Yeshua — or Shield of Yeshua — impaled on a concentration camp wall, was surrounded by Jewish stars (signifying those lost in Europe) each with the word “Me” on it. The symbolism was based on the words of Yeshua in Matthew 25:40: “Truly I say to you, to the extent that you did it to one of these my brothers, even the least of them, you did it to Me.”

In spite of the evil outburst of the Sho'ah, eternal promises from God were not forever negated. The words, “In all their affliction, He was afflicted” (Isaiah 63:9), were lived out in the life and suffering of Yeshua haMashiach.

Much more than a martyr, Yeshua was a deliverer (moshia) of his brothers and sisters. He pulled back the veil into the Miqdash where the Presence of God waited for them to come home — if they would let him escort them.