Robert Bielschowsky was born on May 13, 1895 to Karl Bielschowsky and Rosa born Romann, a bourgeois family of Oels, Silesia. He studied law at the Schlesischen Friedrich Wilhems-Universität of Breslau until obtaining his doctorate in 1921. He remained unmarried and childless. In 1930, he became a civil servant of the Dresdner Bank. On March 31, 1934, he was fired due to the “Law for the Restoration of the Professional Civil Service”, which dismissed all non-Aryan civil servants. Later, he worked at the Reich Association of Jews in Germany, where he was in charge of accounting and treasury. He lived on Knesebeckstraße 78-79 until December 2, 1941, when he was forced to move to Kantstraße 33 to a Jewish house at Selma Flatau (Stolperstein laid on April 17, 2012).
On October 20, 1942, the Gestapo conducted an operation called “Gemeindeaktion” to arrest the members and employees of Jewish institutions of Berlin. In all, 553 Jews were arrested but 20 remained missing, including Robert.
He was finally caught in early November.
He was deported to Auschwitz by RSHA east-convoy 24, December 9, 1942, together with 1000 persons. His transport number was 836. He arrived December 10 and was killed on January 21, 1943. He was 47 years old.