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Stamp booklet with canceled Republic of China postage stamps

Object | Accession Number: 1996.19.17

Booklet filled with 216 canceled Republic of China postage stamps that belonged to Rudolf Abraham. After the Nazi regime took power in Germany in 1933, laws were passed to persecute the Jewish population. The family butcher shop struggled when Jewish businesses were boycotted and Jews were forbidden from practicing certain trades. Rudolf was arrested during Kristallnacht in November 1938. His family got him released in December, but he had to leave the country. Rudolf left for Shanghai, China, and in August 1940, he reached the United States.

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Postage stamps
Credit Line
United States Holocaust Memorial Museum Collection, Gift of Rudolf Abraham and family
Record last modified: 2021-03-08 15:50:44
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