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About Paul Mark Torsh
Born in Brno he grew up in Tovacov where his father managed a sugar beet distillery for Sir David Gutmann. Pavel boarded in Brno for high school and when he completed his studies he moved to Vienna to work at the Creditanstaltbankverein. He was married for the first time to Grete Kopetzky the sister of a friend Otto at the bank. In 1938 they together with his mother Ida left Vienna for the safety of Prague where he worked for the Jewish Community. In February 1945 he was transported to Terezin but survived. He worked in the fire brigade under and old school friend Otto HOLZER. In 1947 he married for the second time Annemarie Nathanova who divorced her first husband Franta in 1947. They moved into Mimi's family house in Holesovice into apartment 10. Pavel worked for American JOINT until October 1948. With his wife Mimi and daughter Daniela he sailed to Australia on the Toscana and settled in Sydney. At first he stayed with his friend from the Creditanstalt Fritz Sanders in Roseville but when he found a job as a storeman packer in Chinatown Paul and his family moved to share a house with two other Jewish refugee famiies in Illawarra Rd Marrickville. In 1950 he and his brother Fritz who had fled to New York after surviving Dachau successfully claimed restitution for their mother's rental property in Vienna. With this money Paul and his family moved to Cammeray where he lived until his sudden death in 1958.