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Rectangular locket with 3 photos owned by a German Jewish businessman in Shanghai

Object | Accession Number: 2006.19.61

Gold colored locket that belonged to Fritz Kauffmann, or his wife, Adelaide. Fritz was a German Jewish businessman, who lived in Shanghai, China, from 1931-1949. Adelaide was a non-Jewish British citizen and active partner in his business. Adelaide and Fritz were married on January 23, 1941, in Shanghai. Fritz was active in Jewish community aid efforts before and during World War II. In 1940, because of Nazi politics and the outbreak of war, he resigned from the German firm for which he worked and opened his own import/export business. He was deprived of his German citizenship in 1941 for being Jewish and living abroad. However, as a longtime resident and successful businessman in Shanghai, he was able to surmount wartime difficulties and assist the more recent Jewish refugees who fled to Shanghai to escape persecution and the war in Europe.

Date
approximately 1940  (use)
Geography
use : Shanghai (China)
Classification
Jewelry
Category
Necklaces
Object Type
Lockets (lcsh)
Credit Line
United States Holocaust Memorial Museum Collection, Gift of the Estate of Adelaide Kauffmann
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Record last modified: 2018-06-08 09:36:22
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