Yellow cross

Yellow cross

Yellow Cross may mean:
* Cathar yellow cross, a distinguishing mark worn by repentant Cathars, who were ordered to wear it by the Roman Catholic Church
** For information about other distinguishing markers (including the Nazi's imposition of the Yellow Star of David on Jews) see Badge of Shame
* Yellow Cross (chemical warfare), a World War I chemical warfare agent consisting chiefly of sulfur mustard


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