Ernst Gütermann, portrait photo from around 1920.

(Nuremberg City Archives, C21/VII No. 50)

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)

Ernst Gütermann

(1872-1943)

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

Biography

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

Ernst Gütermann, the son of Nuremberg hop trader William Gütermann, was born on 22 September 1872. His mother was Emma Gütermann (née Loewi). He had two brothers: Karl (born on 2 July 1869) und Franz (born on 5 October 1875).

While his brothers married and left home, Ernst remained single, stayed with his parents and worked for his father, who died in 1912. His mother died in 1921.

At the end of 1938 Ernst began a two-year prison sentence in Amberg, having previously spent ten months in jail awaiting trial. He was released from prison in Amberg on 22 November 1940. What crime he was accused or convicted of is not known.

Ernst Gütermann was deported to Theresienstadt on 10 September 1942 and murdered there on 31 May 1943.

- Nuremberg City Archives, C 21/X No. 3 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. 94.