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Polo whip with brown leather handle used by a German Jewish businessman in Shanghai

Object | Accession Number: 2006.19.26

Polo whip that belonged to Fritz Kauffmann, a German Jewish businessman, who lived in Shanghai, China, from 1931-1949. He was an avid polo player and belonged to a Hunt Club in Shanghai that sponsored many sporting events.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.

use:  approximately 1935
use: Shanghai Polo Club; Shanghai (China)
Tools and Equipment
Animal equipment
Object Type
Riding whips (lcsh)
Credit Line
United States Holocaust Memorial Museum Collection, Gift of the Estate of Adelaide Kauffmann
Record last modified: 2022-07-28 18:29:02
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