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Ralph Harpuder family collection

Collection
Collection Summary
The collection consists of artifacts, correspondence, documents, newspapers, and photographs relating to the experience of Ralph (Ralf) Harpuder and his family in Berlin, Germany, before the Holocaust, in Shanghai, China, during and after World War II, and in the United States following their emigration in 1947, and of Ralph's stepfather, Viktor Stummer, in Vienna, Austria, before the Holocaust and in Shanghai during and after the war.
Provenance
The collection was donated to the United States Holocaust Memorial Museum in 2010 by Yvonne Harpuder, the widow of Ralph Harpuder.
Date
1915-2008
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Harpuder family papers

Document | Accession Number: 2010.240.1

Date
1915-1952

Engraved wooden Havana cigar box acquired by Austrian Jewish refugee

Object | Accession Number: 2010.240.2

Geography
received : Hongkou Qu (Shanghai, China)
Date
1940 November 27
1938 December
Engraved wooden Havana cigar box acquired by Austrian Jewish refugee

Painted tin container base owned by a German Jewish refugee

Object | Accession Number: 2010.240.3

Geography
received : United States
Date
1939 March
Painted tin container base owned by a German Jewish refugee

Glass thermometer with cardboard case taken with Austrian Jewish refugee

Object | Accession Number: 2010.240.4 a-b

Geography
manufacture : Vienna (Austria)
use : Hongkou Qu (Shanghai, China)
Date
1938 December
1935

Straight razor in a black plastic cover brought to Shanghai by an Austrian Jewish refugee

Object | Accession Number: 2010.240.5

Geography
use : Hongkou Qu (Shanghai, China)
Date
1938 November
1938-1949
Straight razor in a black plastic cover brought to Shanghai by an Austrian Jewish refugee

Blue laced tan leather billfold with an oval image of a man pullling 2 women in a rickshaw acquired by a German Jewish refugee

Object | Accession Number: 2010.240.6

Geography
acquired : Shanghai (China)
Date
1939 March

Red laced brown leather billfold with an image of a man pulling 2 women in a rickshaw acquired by a German Jewish refugee

Object | Accession Number: 2010.240.7

Geography
acquired : Shanghai (China)
Date
1939 March

Japanese propaganda matchbox with a caricature of FDR acquired postwar by a German Jewish refugee

Object | Accession Number: 2010.240.8

Geography
manufacture : Japan
Date
1939 March
approximately 1942
Japanese propaganda matchbox with a caricature of FDR acquired postwar by a German Jewish refugee

Japanese propaganda matchbox with a Japanese sword piercing the US flag acquired postwar by a German Jewish refugee

Object | Accession Number: 2010.240.9

Geography
manufacture : Japan
Date
1947 March
approximately 1942
Japanese propaganda matchbox with a Japanese sword piercing the US flag acquired postwar by a German Jewish refugee

Japanese propaganda matchbox with a Japanese plane bombing the US and British flags acquired postwar by a German Jewish refugee

Object | Accession Number: 2010.240.10

Geography
manufacture : Japan
Date
1939 March
approximately 1942
Japanese propaganda matchbox with a Japanese plane bombing the US and British flags acquired postwar by a German Jewish refugee

Japanese propaganda matchbox with Japanese planes flying over a sinking ship with a US flag acquired postwar by a German Jewish refugee

Object | Accession Number: 2010.240.11

Geography
manufacture : Japan
Date
1939 March
approximately 1942
Japanese propaganda matchbox with Japanese planes flying over a sinking ship with a US flag acquired postwar by a German Jewish refugee

Japanese propaganda matchbox with a bomb exploding in the center of the US acquired postwar by a German Jewish refugee

Object | Accession Number: 2010.240.12

Geography
manufacture : Japan
Date
1939 March
approximately 1942
Japanese propaganda matchbox with a bomb exploding in the center of the US acquired postwar by a German Jewish refugee

Knight cigarette package wrapper collected in Shanghai by a German Jewish refugee

Object | Accession Number: 2010.240.13

Geography
use : Hongkou Qu (Shanghai, China)
manufacture : Shanghai (China)
Date
1939 March-before 1947 March

Lux cigarette package wrapper collected in Shanghai by a German Jewish refugee boy

Object | Accession Number: 2010.240.14

Geography
use : Hongkou Qu (Shanghai, China)
Date
1939 March
after 1939 March-before 1947 March

Garbor cigarette package wrapper collected in Shanghai by a German Jewish refugee boy

Object | Accession Number: 2010.240.15

Geography
use : Hongkou Qu (Shanghai, China)
Date
after 1939 March-before 1947 March

Five dragon cigarette package cover collected in Shanghai by a German Jewish refugee boy

Object | Accession Number: 2010.240.16

Geography
use : Hongkou Qu (Shanghai, China)
manufacture : Shanghai (China)
Date
after 1939 March-before 1947 March

Million cigarette package wrapper collected in Shanghai by a German Jewish refugee boy

Object | Accession Number: 2010.240.17

Geography
use : Hongkou Qu (Shanghai, China)
Date
after 1939 March-before 1947 March

Golden Circles cigarette package wrapper collected in Shanghai by a German Jewish refugee boy

Object | Accession Number: 2010.240.18

Geography
use : Hongkou Qu (Shanghai, China)
Date
after 1939 March-before 1947 March

Chesterfield cigarette package wrapper collected in Shanghai by a German Jewish refugee boy

Object | Accession Number: 2010.240.19

Geography
use : Hongkou Qu (Shanghai, China)
manufacture : Virginia
Date
after 1939 March-before 1947 March

Gillette razor blade, cover and wrapper featuring King C. Gillette brought to Shanghai by an Austrian Jewish refugee

Object | Accession Number: 2010.240.20 a-c

Geography
acquired : Vienna (Austria)
manufacture : United States
Date
1938 December
Gillette razor blade, cover and wrapper featuring King C. Gillette brought to Shanghai by an Austrian Jewish refugee

Japanese propaganda matchbox cover with a bayonet with a Japanese flag dominating the world acquired by a German Jewish refugee

Object | Accession Number: 2010.240.21

Geography
use : Hongkou Qu (Shanghai, China)
Date
after 1939 March-before 1947 March
approximately 1942

Central Bank of China paper currency note, 5000 yuan, acquired postwar by a German Jewish refugee

Object | Accession Number: 2010.240.22

Geography
issue : China
Date
1939 March
Central Bank of China paper currency note, 5000 yuan, acquired postwar by a German Jewish refugee

Japanese propaganda resembling a Farmers Bank of China 10 cent note, acquired postwar by a German Jewish refugee

Object | Accession Number: 2010.240.23

Geography
distribution : China
Date
1939 March
approximately 1940
Japanese propaganda resembling a Farmers Bank of China 10 cent note, acquired postwar by a German Jewish refugee

Chinese paper currency note, 1000 yuan, acquired postwar by a German Jewish refugee

Object | Accession Number: 2010.240.24

Geography
issue : China
Date
1947 March
1948
Chinese paper currency note, 1000 yuan, acquired postwar by a German Jewish refugee
 
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