Handmade white flag with a blue Star of David made by a German refugee in Shanghai
Hongkou Qu (Shanghai, China)
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- United States Holocaust Memorial Museum Collection, Gift of Kurt Joseph Linden
White flag with a blue Star of David sewn by Ruth Linden in 1945 in Shanghai, China, to express her vision of the future flag of Israel. The flag was sewn in the "Ladies Secondhand Store," owned by the Linden family. They provided clothing goods and tailoring services to the community in Shanghai.
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Contains biographical sketches, photonegatives, photographs, school report cards, newsletters, identification documents, certificates, clippings, affidavits, a Jewish flag, and various other documents relating to the experiences of Fred Linden (Fritz Isaac Lindenstrauss), his wife Ruth Betty Salomon Linden, and their son, Kurt Joseph Linden, during their time living as German Jewish refugees in Shanghai, China, from April 1939 to August 1947. Several documents relate to the Linden family's business, "Ladies Secondhand Store," where they provided clothing goods and tailoring services to the community. It was in the family's store that Ruth Linden sewed her "Jewish flag," circa 1945, to express her vision of the future flag of Israel.