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Black hunt tail coat owned by a German Jewish businessman in Shanghai 2006.19.45 front

United States Holocaust Memorial Museum

United States Holocaust Memorial Museum

Hunt tail coat that belonged to Fritz Kauffmann, 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.

Hunt tail coat that belonged to Fritz Kauffmann, 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.

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  • Title: Black hunt tail coat owned by a German Jewish businessman in Shanghai 2006.19.45 front
  • Provenance: The hunt tail coat was donated to the United States Holocaust Memorial Museum in 2006 by Ronnie Leibowitz, executor, on behalf of the Estate of Adelaide Kauffmann., The hunt tail coat was donated to the United States Holocaust Memorial Museum in 2006 by Ronnie Leibowitz, executor, on behalf of the Estate of Adelaide Kauffmann.
  • Subject Keywords: Jews--China--Shanghai--Biography. Jews--Sports--History--20th century. World War, 1939-1945--China--Shanghai., Jews--China--Shanghai--Biography. Jews--Sports--History--20th century. World War, 1939-1945--China--Shanghai.
  • Type: Clothing and Dress, Clothing and Dress
  • Rights: Permanent Collection, Permanent Collection
  • External Link: See the full record at the United States Holocaust Memorial Museum, See the full record at the United States Holocaust Memorial Museum
  • Medium: Black double breasted tail coat with 3 plastic buttons on each breast and a welt pocket on the left. The lapels are lined with satin, with a button hole on the left. The coat has shoulder pads and long sleeves with 3 buttons on a decorative cuff. The back has 2 buttons at the waist above the tails. The interior is lined in satin with welt pockets., Black double breasted tail coat with 3 plastic buttons on each breast and a welt pocket on the left. The lapels are lined with satin, with a button hole on the left. The coat has shoulder pads and long sleeves with 3 buttons on a decorative cuff. The back has 2 buttons at the waist above the tails. The interior is lined in satin with welt pockets.

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