Adolf Dinkelspühler, portrait photo from around 1920.

(Nuremberg City Archives, C21/VII No. 26)

The house at Theodorstrasse 5. Photo 1910.

(Nuremberg City Archives, A64 No. 995)

The house at Theodorstrasse 5 is circled in red. Together with Emilienstrasse and Prinzregentenufer, the street is part of a large upper-class residential area built at the beginning of the 20th century on the grounds of the former Klett engineering works. In the bottom left-hand corner of the picture, the Pegnitz River enters the old city. The avenue of plane trees along Prinzregentenufer is also visible. Aerial photo 1927.

(Nuremberg City Archives, A 97 No. 302)

Adolf Dinkelspühler


Location of stone: Theodorstrasse 5 District: Wöhrd
Sponsors: Hubert Rottner Defet, Thommy Barth and others Laying of stone: 22 May 2004


On 22 May 2004 Gunter Demnig laid the first stumbling stones in Nuremberg. These included the stumbling stone for Adolf Dinkelspühler, who was murdered in Theresienstadt.

Adolf Dinkelspühler was born on 9 Juni 1861 in Fürth. He was the son of Josef Dinkelspühler and Sara (née Weil).

Dinkelspühler attended the Realgymnasium in Nuremberg (today Willstätter Grammar School) and the Royal College (Königliche Studienanstalt). Later he worked as a procurator in a banking house.

In June 1886 he married Therese Ertheiler. Therese was born on 19 June 1858 in Nuremberg. Their marriage was childless and she died on 2 June 1925 in Nuremberg.

Adolf Dinkelspühler was deported to Theresienstadt on 10 September 1942. He was murdered there twelve days later.

- Nuremberg City Archives, C 21/X No. 2 registration card.

- Nuremberg City Archives (ed.), Gedenkbuch für die Nürnberger Opfer der Schoa (Quellen zur Geschichte und Kultur der Stadt Nürnberg, vol. 29), Nuremberg 1998, p. 51.