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Green wool blanket acquired by a German Jewish refugee

Object | Accession Number: 2004.524.14

Green wool US Army blanket given to Peter Victor in Shanghai, China, by US troops who liberated the city in 1945. Peter, age 18, had left Berlin, Germany, in 1938 to escape the anti-Jewish policies of the Nazi-led government. His parents, Carl and Elsa, arrived in Shanghai in 1939. Carl died in 1940 and Elsa in 1942. Shanghai was liberated by the United States Army on September 3, 1945. With the aid of the American Joint Distribution Committee, Peter emigrated to America in December 1947.

received:  approximately 1945 August
use: Hongkou Qu (Shanghai, China)
Furnishings and Furniture
Household linens
Object Type
Blankets (lcsh)
Credit Line
United States Holocaust Memorial Museum Collection, Gift of the Estate of Peter M. Victor and in memory of Carl and Elsa Victor and Berta Neidermann Victor
Record last modified: 2021-02-10 09:24:44
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