# 2724 Value of the Deutsche Mark

Q. Re- Questions (2722 – 2723) above If it is recommended to remove tattoos, does that apply also to the numbers that were tattooed by the Germans ym’s?
A. Chashukei Chemed (Shabbos 105b) addresses this Shaila and asserts that even according to the opinions that there is a prohibition on maintaining a tattoo (See questions above), it only applies to the ones that were done forbiddingly and certainly not to the numbers tattooed of the concentration camp inmates. (Many would even carry them openly as a sign of honor in remembrance of the Kedoshim and what they went through, and as a sign of the eternal survival of Am Yisroel).
Rabbi A. Bartfeld as advised by Horav Shlomo Miller Shlit’a and Horav Aharon Miller Shlit’a.

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