Paul Mark Torsh (Pavel Thorsch)

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Paul Mark Torsh (Pavel Thorsch)

Also Known As: "Palli", "Pavel"
Birthdate:
Birthplace: Brno, Brno, South Moravia, Czech Republic
Death: Died in Roseville, New South Wales, Australia
Cause of death: heart attack
Place of Burial: North Ryde, New South Wales, Australia
Immediate Family:

Son of Jakob Thorsch and Ida Thorsch (Winter)
Husband of Margarete Thorsch (Kopecky) and Annemarie Thorsch/Torsh (Pohnertová)
Father of Daniela Antoinette Torsh (Thorsch)
Brother of Olga Brandmann (Thorsch) and Fritz Martin Torsh (Thorsch)

Occupation: Accountant
Managed by: Daniela Antoinette Torsh (Thorsch)
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About Paul Mark Torsh (Pavel Thorsch)

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 married for the second time Annemarie Nathanova who divorced her first husband Franta in 1947. 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.

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Paul Mark Torsh (Pavel Thorsch)'s Timeline

1902
December 15, 1902
Brno, Brno, South Moravia, Czech Republic