Selma Ascher, portrait photo from around 1930.

(Nuremberg City Archives, C21/VII No. 4)

Ruth Ascher, portrait photo from around 1935.

(Nuremberg City Archives, C21/VII-GB No. 1164)

View of Hochstrasse looking westwards from the intersection of Hochstrasse and Moltkestrasse. The house with the number 33 is the third building on the left-hand side of the street, where the vehicle is parked. Photo from around 1920.

(Nuremberg City Archives, A39/I No. 283 R)

The red circle marks the location of Hochstrasse 33. Hochstrasse is the street which cuts across the middle of the picture. Its eastern end is on the left in the photo. The street bordering the left-hand side of the picture margin is Roonstrasse, leading to the Johannis Bridge (Johannisbrücke). At the top of the picture, to the north of Deutschherrnstrasse (which runs parallel to Hochstrasse), a section of the Deutschherrn Meadow (Deutschherrnwiese) is visible. Aerial photograph 1927.

(Nuremberg City Archives, A 97 No. 264)

Selma, Joachim and Ruth Ascher

Location of stone: Hochstrasse 33 District: Himpfelshof
Sponsor: 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 stones for Selma, Joachim and Ruth Ascher, who were murdered in Izbica.

Selma Wertheim, born on 7 November 1900 in Wetzlar, married the trader Adolf Ascher. Adolf was born on 28 May 1886 in Nuremberg. The couple had two children: Joachim (born on 14 September 1923) und Ruth (born on 2 October 1927). Adolf Ascher died on 16 June 1931.

On 24 March 1942 Selma and her two children were deported to the Izbica ghetto, where they were murdered.


- Nuremberg City Archives, C 21/X No. 1 registration cards.

- Nuremberg City Archives (ed.), Gedenkbuch für die Nürnberger Opfer der Schoa (Quellen zur Geschichte und Kultur der Stadt Nürnberg, vol. 29), Nuremberg 1998, p. 13.