Checking for the SS tattoo under the arm

Amsterdam, Back in Amsterdam
9 juni 1945

The doctor didn’t look at my boils, but instead looked under my arm. And I knew what he was looking for.

After the German capitulation, people hunted down members of the SS. The infamous blood group sign (a small tattoo under the left arm) revealed the SS membership of many, who had already dressed in other uniforms or in civilian clothes,.