Pawel (Paul) Argiewicz was born in Bielsko, Poland on the border of Czechoslovakia and Germany. His mother was Elka Argiewicz and his father was Noah Schwarfuchs.
Paul had two older sisters, Fela who was ten years older than Paul; and like a second mother to him. His other sister, Lucy was just a few years older.
Paul grew up with his mother’s family name because his parents were married in a religious ceremony which was not considered legal.
Paul grew up as a young Jewish boy celebrating the Sabbath each Friday evening and observing all the Jewish holidays and traditions.
Paul was a child no different than any other one until his whole world changed.
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