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An identification certificate entitled "Directory of Jewish Refugees" issued to Dr. Kurt Redlich by the Police Special City Government on March 30, 1940. Redlich, an Austrian lawyer, fled to Shanghai after his release from Dachau.

Photograph | Photograph Number: 30246

An identification certificate entitled "Directory of Jewish Refugees" issued to Dr. Kurt Redlich by the Police Special City Government on March 30, 1940. Redlich, an Austrian lawyer, fled to Shanghai after his release from Dachau.

After more than 13,000 Jews flooded into Shanghai during 1938 and 1939, Japanese authorities - the Naval Landing Party - compiled a "Directory of Jewish Refugees" to identify refugees living in Hongkew and, in agreement with leaders of the International Settlement, began restricting immigration to the historically free port. Kurt Redlich, a lawyer and former resident of Vienna, led the Central European Jewish Community in Shanghai (the Jüdische Gemeinde) for nine years.

Date
1940 March 30
Photo Credit
United States Holocaust Memorial Museum, courtesy of Ernest G. Heppner
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Record last modified: 2010-07-27 00:00:00
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