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Crocheted tablecloth and replacement thread owned by a German Jewish refugee to Shanghai 2004.524.13_a front

United States Holocaust Memorial Museum

United States Holocaust Memorial Museum

Crocheted tablecloth and loosely wound extra rayon thread that belonged to Peter Victor, who lived as a Jewish refugee from Berlin to Shanghai, China, from 1938-1947. The collection includes the pattern for the tablecloth: 2004.524.15. Peter, age 18, left Germany to escape the anti-Jewish policies of the Nazi-led government in 1938. 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.

Crocheted tablecloth and loosely wound extra rayon thread that belonged to Peter Victor, who lived as a Jewish refugee from Berlin to Shanghai, China, from 1938-1947. The collection includes the pattern for the tablecloth: 2004.524.15. Peter, age 18, left Germany to escape the anti-Jewish policies of the Nazi-led government in 1938. 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.

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  • Title: Crocheted tablecloth and replacement thread owned by a German Jewish refugee to Shanghai 2004.524.13_a front
  • Location: United States--Emigration and immigration--Biography., United States--Emigration and immigration--Biography.
  • Provenance: The tablecloth and fringe were donated to the United States Holocaust Memorial Museum in 2004 by Arleen Tievsky, executor of the Estate of Peter Victor., The tablecloth and fringe were donated to the United States Holocaust Memorial Museum in 2004 by Arleen Tievsky, executor of the Estate of Peter Victor.
  • Subject Keywords: Holocaust, Jewish (1939-1945)--China--Shanghai--Personal narratives. Jewish families--Germany--Berlin--Biography. Jewish refugees--China--Shanghai--Biography. Jews--China--Shanghai--History--20th century. World War, 1939-1945--Refugees--China--Shanghai--Personal narratives, Jewish., Holocaust, Jewish (1939-1945)--China--Shanghai--Personal narratives. Jewish families--Germany--Berlin--Biography. Jewish refugees--China--Shanghai--Biography. Jews--China--Shanghai--History--20th century. World War, 1939-1945--Refugees--China--Shanghai--Personal narratives, Jewish.
  • Type: Furnishings and Furniture, Furnishings and Furniture
  • 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. Crocheted, oval tablecloth with scalloped edges made from light brown rayon thread. There is a floral design around the edges and in the center, bordered by an irregular rectangle with pointed ends. The edges have wide stitches with a repeating V pattern. One secton, about a quarter of the area, is made from dark brown rayon. The tablecloth pattern is 2004.524.15 a-d. b. A loosely wound bundle of rayon thread., a. Crocheted, oval tablecloth with scalloped edges made from light brown rayon thread. There is a floral design around the edges and in the center, bordered by an irregular rectangle with pointed ends. The edges have wide stitches with a repeating V pattern. One secton, about a quarter of the area, is made from dark brown rayon. The tablecloth pattern is 2004.524.15 a-d. b. A loosely wound bundle of rayon thread.

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