Translated from the biography established by the AFMD (Friends of the Foundation for the Memory of the Deportation from the Allier Department):
Paul Lévy was born on September 24, 1890 in Quatzenheim in the Alsatian department of the Bas-Rhin. He was the son of Baruch Lévy and Minette née JUDAS.
He was a trader in livestock when on October 4, 1923 he married Elvire BLOCH at Quatzenheim. They had a daughter Jacqueline, born on September 10, 1924 in Quatzenheim.
They left Strasbourg to seek refuge in Lapalisse (Allier department), where they resided in the Hôtel de France, Route Nationale.
They were listed as French Jews in Lapalisse under the French state’s Anti-Semitic Law of June 2, 1941.
(Source of the document below: Departmental archives of the Allier department 756 W 1)
He was registered by the French state in 1943 as a French Jew.
(Source for the above document: Departmental archives of the Allier department 996 W 778 W 112)
Paul, Elvire, and Jacqueline were arrested in the roundup of June 30, 1944 by the Vichy Militia and the Gestapo and interned in the Mal-Coiffée German military prison at Moulins (Allier).
They were transferred on July 15, 1944 to Drancy, where Paul was attributed I.D. N° 25172.
They were deported on July 31, 1944 from Drancy to Auschwitz in convoy N° 77.
In Le Mémorial de la Déportation des Juifs de France, Serge Klarsfeld writes about convoy n° 77: “The number of deportees was 1300. This convoy 77 (…) hauled toward the Auschwitz gas chambers more than 300 children under the age of 18. (…) 291 men were selected with I.D. numbers B 3673 to B 3963; the same for 283 women (A 16457 to A 16739). In 1945 there were 209 survivors, of whom 141 were women”.
He died on August 5, 1944 at Auschwitz, Poland, according to the Quatzenheim public records and the Journal Officiel N° 98 of April 26, 1995.
“Died in deportation” according to the decree of the Ministry of War Veterans on March 13, 1995, published in the Journal Officiel n° 98 of April 26, 1995.
Note: Her sister Palmyre and her brother-in-law, Henri SAMUEL, were arrested in the same roundup.
– Archives of the Allier Department 1864 W 1, 756 W 1, 996 W 123.02, 996 W 778 W 112,
– Municipal Archives of Lapalisse
– Contemporary Jewish Documentation Center
– Public Records Office of Quatzenheim (Bas-Rhin department)
– Klarsfeld, Serge: List of the tranfers to Drancy on July 15, 1944
– Klarsfeld, Serge: Memorial to the Jews Deported from France: 1942-1944 1978
– MemorialGenWeb Internet site
– yadvashem.org Testimonial