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Rolf Preuss papers

Document | Accession Number: 1999.A.0076

The Rolf Preuss papers include biographical materials, genealogical materials, notes, and business cards documenting Preuss’s childhood as a Jewish refugee in Shanghai from 1939-1947. Biographical materials include rental agreements, business contracts, a vaccination record, identity papers in lieu of passports, a receipt for the payment of a tax related to American immigration, and student records. Inquiries from the Committee for the Assistance of European Jewish Refugees in Shanghai document the efforts of Adolf and Frieda Preuss’s family members to escape Germany for Shanghai. Genealogical materials include family trees and a photocopy of Adolf Preuss’s birth certificate. Rolf Preuss’s memoirs describe his memories of his childhood in Shanghai. Notes include Chinese vocabulary translated from German, letters written on the back of a blank “Manifest of Removal into the Designated Area” form, and an address for the Oregon Émigré Committee. Business cards document bars, restaurants, and nightclubs in Shanghai.

inclusive:  1939-1999
bulk:  1939-1947
7 folders
Record last modified: 2021-11-15 08:51:12
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