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

Object | Accession Number: 2010.240.24

Chinese, possibly bank note acquired postwar by Ralph Harpuder. Four year old Ralf, his parents, Hans and Gerda, and his 14 year old sister, Ursula, left Berlin, Germany, following Kristallnacht on November 9-10, 1938. They left for Shanghai because it was an open port with no visa required and arrived in March 1939. Shanghai was controlled by the Japanese military and, as the war intensified, they were relocated to the Hongkew ghetto. Food and supplies became extremely difficult to obtain, but Ralf was able to stay in school because they waived his tuition. The city was liberated by the US Army on September 3, 1945. That October, Ralf's father died of malnutrition. In March 1947, the family emigrated to the United States.

Date
1947 March  (emigration)
1948  (issue)
Geography
issue : China
Language
Chinese
Classification
Exchange Media
Category
Money
Credit Line
United States Holocaust Memorial Museum Collection, Gift of Yvonne Harpuder
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Record last modified: 2018-01-11 14:26:00
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