Paul Huldschinsky

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Paul Huldschinsky
Born18 August 1889
Berlin, Germany
Died1 February 1947(1947-02-01) (aged 57)
Santa Monica, California, United States
Occupation Set decorator
Years active1940-1947

Paul Huldschinsky (18 August 1889 1 February 1947) was a German-Jewish architect and set decorator. After imprisonment in the Sachsenhausen concentration camp in 1938 he fled Nazi Germany in 1939 for California. He won an Oscar in the category Best Art Direction for the film Gaslight . [1]


Early life

Paul Huldschinky was born into a family of Jewish heritage known for its contributions to banking, German heavy industry and art. His father, Oscar Huldschinsky (1846-1931) was a Silesian steel magnate and noted art collector, listed among Berlin's wealthiest millionaires. His mother, Ida Huldschinsky (1860-1912 née Brandeis-Weikersheim) belonged to the Viennese banking family. [2] Paul had three sisters, Susanne Huldschinsky Reichenheim, Marie Minze Friedheim et Lilly von Klemperer. They, as well as their families, would all be persecuted as Jews when the Nazis came to power.

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  1. "The 17th Academy Awards (1945) Nominees and Winners". Archived from the original on 6 July 2011. Retrieved 14 August 2011.
  2. 1967-, Müller, Melissa (2010). Lost lives, lost art : Jewish collectors, Nazi art theft and the quest for justice. Frontline. pp. 147–155. ISBN   978-1-84832-577-7. OCLC   742252182.CS1 maint: numeric names: authors list (link)