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Black leather riding boots owned by a German Jewish businessman in Shanghai 2006.19.56_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. 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.

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. 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 leather riding boots owned by a German Jewish businessman in Shanghai 2006.19.56_a front
  • Provenance: The 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 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 heel is attached with small silver nails. The leg opening is higher on the outside. A seam up the back tucks over the edge at the top. The interior is tan leather with brown cloth loop boot pulls. b. Right riding boot of black leather with a low heel and brown sole; the heel is attached with small silver nails. The leg opening is higher on the outside. A seam up the back tucks over the edge at the top. The interior is tan leather with brown cloth loop boot pulls., a. Left riding boot of black leather with a low heel and brown sole; the heel is attached with small silver nails. The leg opening is higher on the outside. A seam up the back tucks over the edge at the top. The interior is tan leather with brown cloth loop boot pulls. b. Right riding boot of black leather with a low heel and brown sole; the heel is attached with small silver nails. The leg opening is higher on the outside. A seam up the back tucks over the edge at the top. The interior is tan leather with brown cloth loop boot pulls.

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