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Cancelled British postage stamp acquired by a German Jewish refugee

Object | Accession Number: 1990.114.73

Cancelled British 2.5 shilling postage stamp acquired by Peter Victor when he lived as a refugee in Shanghai, China, from 1938-1947. Peter, 18, left Berlin for Shanghai in 1938 to escape the anti-Jewish policies of the Nazi-led government. His parents, Carl and Elsa, arrived in Shanghai in 1939. Carl died in 1940 and Elsa in 1942. Shanghai was liberated by the United States Army on September 3, 1945. With the aid of the American Joint Distribution Committee, Peter emigrated to America in December 1947.

Date
approximately 1941 August 27  (received)
1937-1941  (issue)
Geography
issue : Great Britain
received : Hongkou Qu (Shanghai, China)
Language
English
Classification
Exchange Media
Category
Postage stamps
Object Type
Postage stamps (lcsh)
Credit Line
United States Holocaust Memorial Museum Collection, Gift of Peter M. Victor, in memory of Carl and Elsa Victor and Berta Neidermann Victor
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Record last modified: 2018-10-24 14:07:24
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