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Shanghai Millionaire board game made by 2 German Jewish refugee children

Object | Accession Number: 2009.106.1

Handmade board game, Shanghai Millionaire, created by 10 year old Manfred and 14 year old Siegfried Lobel in the Hongkew ghetto in Shanghai in 1946. It was based on Monopoly and made from a US Army cardboard "K" rations box. The boys fled Berlin, Germany, with their parents, Gustav and Dora, in 1940, due to the persecution of Jews under the Nazi dictatorship. Since Gustav and Dora were born in Romania, exit visas for the United States did not seem to be an option because of the high quotas. In 1940, they received permits to leave Germany for Shanghai, China. American troops entered the city on September 3, 1945. The family emigrated to the US in 1949.

Date
1946  (creation)
Geography
creation : Hongkou Qu (Shanghai, China)
Language
English
Classification
Toys
Category
Games
Object Type
Gameboards (lcsh)
Credit Line
United States Holocaust Memorial Museum Collection, Gift of Manfred Lobel
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Record last modified: 2018-10-24 14:09:17
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