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Black leather riding boots owned by a German Jewish businessman in Shanghai 2006.19.58_a front

United States Holocaust Memorial Museum

United States Holocaust Memorial Museum

Pair of riding boots 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.

Pair of riding boots 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.

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  • Title: Black leather riding boots owned by a German Jewish businessman in Shanghai 2006.19.58_a front
  • Provenance: The riding boots were donated to the United States Holocaust Memorial Museum in 2006 by Ronnie Leibowitz, executor, on behalf of the Estate of Adelaide Kauffmann., The riding boots were 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: Dress Accessories, Dress Accessories
  • 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: a. Left riding boot of black leather with a low heel and brown sole. The leg opening is higher on the outside. There is a seam up the back that ends in a loop at the top. Attached to the loop is a leather strap that wraps around the wearers leg with a silver colored buckle. The interior is tan leather with black cloth loop boot pulls. b. Right riding boot of black leather with a low heel and a brown sole. The leg opening is higher on the outside. There is a seam up the back that ends in a loop at the top. Attached to the loop is a leather strap that wraps around the wearers leg with a silver colored buckle. The interior is tan leather with black cloth loop boot pulls., a. Left riding boot of black leather with a low heel and brown sole. The leg opening is higher on the outside. There is a seam up the back that ends in a loop at the top. Attached to the loop is a leather strap that wraps around the wearers leg with a silver colored buckle. The interior is tan leather with black cloth loop boot pulls. b. Right riding boot of black leather with a low heel and a brown sole. The leg opening is higher on the outside. There is a seam up the back that ends in a loop at the top. Attached to the loop is a leather strap that wraps around the wearers leg with a silver colored buckle. The interior is tan leather with black cloth loop boot pulls.

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