BICKART (b. Nurnberg 1898), Belgium -> Drancy -> Auschwitz -> #holocaust

Dominique Piollet

There is an Ernst BICKART, born November 26, 1898 in Nuremberg, who was detained at the Camp de Gurs (Pyrénées-Atlantiques, France). Before Gurs, he was detained in the camp of Saint-Cyprien (Pyrénées-Orientales, France), being one of the 4,400 Jewish men "expelled" from Belgium on May 10, 1940.
At one time in 1941-1942 this Ernst Bickart lived in assigned residence in a small town near the city of Pau. He appeared on a list of people transferred from Gurs to the Rivesaltes camp at the beginning of September 1942. The majority of the people on this list were transferred from Rivesaltes to Drancy, then to Auschwitz.

There is also an Ernst BICKART, born November 11, 1898, who lived in Germany in Saarelouis and took refuge with his family in Luxembourg in 1935, then in Paris in 1937. It is said that he was interned in France in 1939 This Ernst Bickart would have emigrated to Bolivia in May 1941, then to the USA.

It is possible that there were two (or more) Ernst Bickarts.

Any information welcome. I can provide details of the "first" Ersnt Bickart.
Mr. Dominique Piollet
Pau (France)

Sherri Bobish


All the records noted below can be seen at www.familysearch.og

There is an Ernest Siegfried BICKART (note his first name is spelled Ernest, not Ernst) and all his documents in The U.S. give his birthdate as 11 Nov 1897.

Ernest Siegfried BICKART, age 43, arriving in NY in May 5, 1941. He is a leather merchant.
His wife Annie HIRSCHMANN BICKART, age 31 arrived with Ernest, along with their 9 year old son Heinz BICKART.

Their birthplaces are listed as:
Ernest born Saarlouis, Germany
Annie born Hanau, Germany
Heinz born Saarlouis, Germany

Their last permanent residence was Buenos Aires, Argentina.

The nearest friend or relative left behind is their friend F. WEISS in Buenos Aires.

They were going to Uncle Morris BICKART in Brooklyn, New York 2162-76th Street.

Ernest is noted to have defective vision.

In the database "United States Index to Alien Case Files" Ernst's birthdate is given as Nov. 11, 1897
Name Ernest Bickart
Immigration Date 5 May 1941
Immigration Place New York City, New York, United States
Immigration Place (Original) New York, NY
Birth Date 11 Nov 1897
Birthplace GERMANY
Event Type Immigration
Event Place Note NYC

The Social Security Death Index also gives his birthdate as November 11, 1897.
Name Ernest Bickart
State New York
Residence Place New York
Last Place of Residence New York, New York
Previous Residence Postal Code 10034
Age 70
Birth Date 11 Nov 1897
Death Date Oct 1967

Here is information on Ernest's wife, Annie BICKART, from the database
"United States, Social Security Numerical Identification Files (NUMIDENT)"
Name Annie Hirschmann Bickart
Name Note Name and form dates: Application: ANNIE HIRSCHMANN BICKART (Oct 1953), Death: ANNIE BICKART (30 May 1989)
Alias Annie Bickart
Second Alias Annie Hirschmann
Sex Female
Previous Residence Miami, Miami-Dade, Florida, United States
Previous Residence Postal Code 33179-0000
Death Date 30 May 1989
Birth Date 9 Nov 1909
Birthplace Hanau Main, West Germany
Race White
Father's Name Maier Hirschmann
Father's Sex Male
Mother's Name Frieda Bacharach
Mother's Sex Female
Event Type Social Pro

A search at finds only two records for anyone named Ernst BICKART.

In the database "Germany, Bavaria, Nuremberg Civil Registration" at there is a record of Ernst BICKART marrying Trude Neumark in Nürnberg in 1923.

Name Ernst Bickart
Sex Male
Religion Israelitisch
Spouse's Name Trude Neumark
Spouse's Alias Trude Bickart
Spouse's Sex Female
Event Date 1923
Event Place Nürnberg, Nürnberg, Middle Franconia, Bavaria, Germany
Event Place (Original) Nürnberg, Bayern, Deutschland
Marriage Date
1 Oct 1923
Event Type Marriage Registration
Entry Number 1903
Volume 1493

Also found at is the birth record of Ernst BICKART on 26 Nov 1898.
Name Ernst Bickart
Sex Unknown
Event Date 1898
Event Place Nürnberg, Nürnberg, Middle Franconia, Bavaria, Germany
Event Place (Original) Nürnberg, Bayern, Deutschland
Event Type Birth Registration
Birth Date 26 Nov 1898
Entry Number 6464
Volume 665

I hope this information is helpful to you in your search.

Best regards,

Sherri Bobish