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Wooden sandals with a canvas strap worn by a Mir Yeshiva refugee in Shanghai

Object | Accession Number: 2010.464.2 a-b

Wooden sandals worn by Lazar Horodetzky in Hongkew ghetto in Shanghai, China, from 1941-1945. Lazar was a member of Mir Yeshiva, a Jewish religious school which left Mir, Poland (Belarus) after the Soviet occupation in September 1939. They first moved to Vilna (Vilnius), Lithuania. When it was occupied by the Soviets in August 1940, they fled again, after obtaining Japanese transit visas from consul Chiune Sugihara. In spring 1941, they reached Japan, where they were declared stateless refugees and deported to Japanese occupied Shanghai. They settled in Hongkew and resumed their studies. The city was liberated by US troops on September 3, 1945. Mir Yeshiva was the only eastern European yeshiva to survive the Holocaust intact. The yeshiva members immigrated to Palestine and to the United States, assisted by the Mirrer Yeshivah in New York.

use:  1941-1945
use: Hongkou Qu (Shanghai, China)
Dress Accessories
Object Type
Sandals (lcsh)
Credit Line
United States Holocaust Memorial Museum Collection, Gift of Judith Kranzler
Record last modified: 2023-08-28 10:56:38
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