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ORT Shanghai Course in Cutting Men's Clothing by M. Wacs

Object | Accession Number: 2005.229.8

Book of menswear patterns created by Moritz Wacs in Shanghai. Moritz Wacs was able to re-establish a tailoring business in Shanghai after he arrived there as a refugee from Nazi tyranny. He created this pattern book as a training manual. The Wacs family left Vienna for Shanghai soon after Kristallnacht in November, 1938. Nazi Germany had annexed Austria in March 1938 and the persecution of Jews was increasingly violent. In 1943, the Japanese, who controlled Shanghai, forced most Jewish refugees into ghettos. Conditions were very harsh, but the family survived the war.

1943-1945  (creation)
creation : Shanghai (China)
Tools and Equipment
Object Type
Pattern books (lcsh)
Credit Line
United States Holocaust Memorial Museum Collection, Gift of Ilie Wacs
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Record last modified: 2018-10-24 14:09:31
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