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  • Sign excluding Jews from public places

    Artifact

    Signs excluding Jews, such as the sign shown here, were posted in public places (including parks, theaters, movie houses, and restaurants) throughout Nazi Germany. This sign states in German: "Jews are not wanted here."

    Sign excluding Jews from public places
  • Tourist pamphlet about Kobe, Japan

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    The Municipal Tourist Office in Kobe issued this folded English-language tourist guide to the city. One side shows photographs and descriptions of Kobe's historic and scenic sites and the other provides a tourist map of Kobe. Jewish refugees in Kobe used such pieces of information. Kobe, Japan, 1940-1941. [From the USHMM special exhibition Flight and Rescue.]

    Tags: Japan refugees
    Tourist pamphlet about Kobe, Japan
  • Illustration from tourist guide to Kobe and its environs

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    The Kobe Municipal Office issued an English-language tourist guide to Kobe and its environs. This illustration comes from the interior pages of the guide. Jewish refugees in Kobe used such pieces of information. Kobe, Japan, 1940-1941. [From the USHMM special exhibition Flight and Rescue.]

    Illustration from tourist guide to Kobe and its environs
  • Cover of a Japanese-German phrase book

    Artifact

    German Jewish refugees purchased this Japanese-German phrase book shortly after their arrival in Japan. Japan, 1940-1941. [From the USHMM special exhibition Flight and Rescue.]

    Cover of a Japanese-German phrase book
  • Trans-Siberian Express brochure (cover)

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    Front cover of a brochure from the Soviet travel agency Intourist, describing the amenities of the Trans-Siberian Express. Despite their anxieties, most of the Jewish refugees traveling on the train felt like tourists. [From the USHMM special exhibition Flight and Rescue.]

    Trans-Siberian Express brochure (cover)
  • Tourist guide to Kobe, Japan (cover)

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    The Kobe Municipal Office issued this English-language tourist guide to Kobe and its environs. Jewish refugees in Kobe used such pieces of information. Kobe, Japan, 1940-1941. [From the USHMM special exhibition Flight and Rescue.]

    Tags: Japan refugees
    Tourist guide to Kobe, Japan (cover)
  • Map of Kobe, Japan, from tourist guide to Kobe

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    The Kobe Municipal Office issued an English-language tourist guide to Kobe and its environs. The tourist map of Kobe pictured here was included with the guide. Jewish refugees in Kobe used such pieces of information. Kobe, Japan, 1940-1941. [From the USHMM special exhibition Flight and Rescue.]

    Map of Kobe, Japan, from tourist guide to Kobe
  • Souvenir stamp book

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    A souvenir stamp book that belonged to a Jewish refugee. The book contains multicolored stamps inscribed with dates and place names. May 1941, Kobe, Japan. [From the USHMM special exhibition Flight and Rescue.]

    Tags: refugees Japan
    Souvenir stamp book
  • Japanese-German phrase book (interior)

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    The table of contents from a Japanese-German phrase book purchased by German Jewish refugees shortly after their arrival in Japan. The phrase book offers useful expressions in Japanese relating to travel, hotel stays, eating, and shopping in Japan. Japan, 1940-1941. [From the USHMM special exhibition Flight and Rescue.]

    Japanese-German phrase book (interior)
  • Rosh Hashanah card

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    Sorle and Shalomis Gorfinkel presented this card to their parents on the occasion of Rosh Hashanah 5704, the Jewish New Year 1943. The Gorfinkel family was part of the Mir Yeshiva community in Shanghai.

    Rosh Hashanah card

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