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First prize silver trophy cup with wooden base awarded to a German Jewish businessman in Shanghai

Object | Accession Number: 2006.19.39 a-b

Trophy awarded to Fritz Kauffmann in 1932. He was 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
1932  (received)
Geography
received : Shanghai (China)
Language
English
Classification
Awards
Category
Sports awards
Credit Line
United States Holocaust Memorial Museum Collection, Gift of the Estate of Adelaide Kauffmann
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Record last modified: 2018-10-24 14:07:03
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