Paul Bielschowsky was born on August 12, 1891 in Nysa, in the southwest of present-day Poland. The town was called Neisse and was in eastern Germany at the time. He was the son of Wilhelm Wolf Bielschowsky (10/03/1851 – date of death unknown) and Mathilde Bielschowsky née Heymann (04/09/1868 – 10/06/1933). He also had a brother, Richard Beal (26/09/1895 – date of death unknown) who adopted the family name of his wife (Edith Beal).
Paul Bielschowsky emigrated to France and settled in Nice, where he lived at 13, rue Alberti. It was there that he was arrested on account of his Jewish origins, which were evident from his mother’s maiden name.
The only date given for his death is that of July 31, 1944, which is the day on which convoy 77 left Drancy in France, but his place of death is recorded as Oświęcim (Auschwitz) in present-day Poland, which was then under Nazi occupation. There is therefore a strong possibility that Paul Bielschowsky died before the convoy arrived in Auschwitz on August 3, 1944, in the appalling living conditions that the deportees suffered during their transfer.
The descendants of Richard Beal, Paul’s brother, are to this day the only remaining relatives of Richard and Paul.
– MyHeritage.com & Geni.com (data provided by a descendent of Paul Bielschowsky):
– Records held at the Auschwitz-Birkenau Memorial and Museum
– Civil records office, Neisse
Gabriela Mangot, Khanh Linh Kowalczyk, Eliza Hermetz
(9th grade students at the Lycée français de Varsovie (French high school in Warsaw), 2018-2019)
Sources document: Records held at the Auschwitz-Birkenau Memorial and Museum at Oświęcim (Poland), APMAB, Drancy, D-RF-3/79, inventory number: 1060530
Gabriela Mangot, Khanh Linh Kowalczyk et Eliza Hermetz. 9th grade students at the Lycée français de Varsovie (French hign school in Warsaw), 2018-2019, supervised by their teacher, Franck Duhautoy.