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Oval locket with 2 photos of a young woman owned by emigres in Shanghai 2006.19.23 front closed

United States Holocaust Memorial Museum

United States Holocaust Memorial Museum

Silver locket with photos that belonged to Fritz Kauffmann or his wife Adelaide. Fritz was a German Jewish businessman, who lived in Shanghai, China, from 1931-1949. Adelaide was a non-Jewish British citizen and active partner in his business. Adelaide and Fritz were married on January 23, 1941, in Shanghai. Fritz 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.

Silver locket with photos that belonged to Fritz Kauffmann or his wife Adelaide. Fritz was a German Jewish businessman, who lived in Shanghai, China, from 1931-1949. Adelaide was a non-Jewish British citizen and active partner in his business. Adelaide and Fritz were married on January 23, 1941, in Shanghai. Fritz 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: Oval locket with 2 photos of a young woman owned by emigres in Shanghai 2006.19.23 front closed
  • Provenance: The locket was donated to the United States Holocaust Memorial Museum in 2006 by Ronnie Leibowitz, executor, on behalf of the Estate of Adelaide Kauffmann., The locket 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: British--China--Shanghai--History--20th century. Jews--China--Shanghai--Biography. World War, 1939-1945--China--Shanghai., British--China--Shanghai--History--20th century. Jews--China--Shanghai--Biography. World War, 1939-1945--China--Shanghai.
  • Type: Jewelry, Jewelry
  • 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: Oval, silver colored metal locket with a left hinge and a top loop. The front has an engraved vertical striped pattern and botanical leaves. The back has a maker's mark. The interior has 2 black and white photographs of a young woman with long dark braids. A metal lip around the edge holds in the photographs which are covered with a clear piece of plastic., Oval, silver colored metal locket with a left hinge and a top loop. The front has an engraved vertical striped pattern and botanical leaves. The back has a maker's mark. The interior has 2 black and white photographs of a young woman with long dark braids. A metal lip around the edge holds in the photographs which are covered with a clear piece of plastic.

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