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Decorative medal with St. Bernard with a ski and a dog owned by a German Jewsh businessman in Shanghai

Object | Accession Number: 2006.19.16

Medal that belonged to Fritz Kauffmann, a German Jewish businessman, who lived in Shanghai, China, from 1931-1949. He was active in Jewish community aid efforts before and during World War II. In 1940, because of Nazi politics and the outbreak of war, he resigned from the German firm for which he worked and opened his own import/export business. He was deprived of his German citizenship in 1941 for being Jewish and living abroad. However, as a longtime resident and successful businessman in Shanghai, he was able to surmount wartime difficulties and assist the more recent Jewish refugees who fled to Shanghai to escape persecution and the war in Europe.

Date
approximately 1925  (use)
Geography
received : Switzerland
Language
French
Classification
Jewelry
Category
Necklaces
Credit Line
United States Holocaust Memorial Museum Collection, Gift of the Estate of Adelaide Kauffmann
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Record last modified: 2018-01-11 14:26:41
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