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Paul Steinitz

PAUL STEINITZ was born on 25 March 1869 in Rosenberg/Upper Silesia. He was one of 9 siblings. His parents were Rosalie Steinitz (born Boehm) and the notary Israel Steinitz. PAUL STEINITZ lived there as a respected lawyer until 1935.
In 1933, he was dismissed as a judicial councilor under the so-called „Law for the Restoration of the Professional Civil Service“. This law, passed by the Nazis, served exclusively to dismiss all Jewish civil servants and self-employed persons in their professions. This affected doctors, lawyers, lecturers, professors and other employees and civil servants of Jewish religion. After his dismissal from the civil service, PAUL STEINITZ  worked as a self-employed lawyer and notary.
With his sister DR. FRANZISKA STEINITZ he fled to Freiburg in 1937. But here, too, he suffered humiliation at the hands of the National Socialists. He was arrested in Freiburg on 22 October 1940 and deported to Camp Gurs together with his sister and more than 350 other Freiburg residents. PAUL STEINITZ was able to withstand the terrible camp conditions for just over two years. Like all the other prisoners, he suffered from constant hunger and the absolutely unhygienic conditions in the Gurs camp. PAUL STEINITZ was murdered there on January 9, 1942, only one week after his sister, at the age of 72. His grave in the Gurs camp cemetery is number 963.

PAUL STEINITZ was born on March 25, 1869 in Rosenberg/Haute-Silésie. Il était l’un des 9 frères et soeurs. Ses parents étaient Rosalie Steinitz née Boehm et le notaire Israel Steinitz. PAUL STEINITZ ya vécu en tant qu’avocat respecté jusqu’en 1935.
En 1933, il est démis de ses fonctions de conseiller judiciaire en vertu de la loi dite „loi pour la restauration de la fonction publique professionnelle“. Cette loi, adoptée par les nazis, servait exclusivement à licencier tous les fonctionnaires et indépendants juifs dans leurs professions. Cela concernait les médecins, les avocats, les professeurs et autres employés et fonctionnaires de religion juive. PAUL STEINITZ – après son licenciement de la fonction publique – a travaillé comme avocat et notaire indépendant.
Avec sa sour DR. FRANZISKA STEINITZ, il s’est réfugié à Friborg in 1937. Mais là also, il a subi l’humiliation des national-socialistes. It arrives at Friborg on October 22, 1940 and is deported from the camp of Gurs with sa soeur et plus de 350 other residents of Fribourg. PAUL STEINITZ a pu supporter les terribles conditions du camp pendant un peu plus de deux ans. Comme tous les autres prisonniers, il a souffert de la faim constante et des conditions absolutely insalubres du camp de Gurs. PAUL STEINITZ y for assassiné le 9 January 1942, a semaine seulement après sa soeur, à l’âge de 72 ans. Sat tombe dans le cimetière du camp de Gurs porte le numéro 963.