Gustav Diebach, portrait photo from around 1920.

(Nuremberg City Archives, C21/VII No. 25)

Gustav Diebach, portrait photo from around 1930.

(Nuremberg City Archives, C21/VII No. 25)

Clara Diebach, portrait photo from around 1920.

(Nuremberg City Archives, C21/VII No. 25)

Clara Diebach, portrait photo from around 1930.

(Nuremberg City Archives, C21/VII No. 25)

Wirthstrasse 53 is circled in red. Wirthstrasse is located in the densely built-up district of Galgenhof. The street passes the Herz-Jesu (Heart of Jesus) Church and Humboldtstrasse. It then crosses over the streets Wölckernstrasse and Breitscheidstrasse, which run from west to east (here from left to right). Aerial photo 1927.

(Nuremberg City Archives, A 97 no. 397)

Gustav, Clara, Liselotte and Gerda Diebach

Location of stone: Wirthstrasse 53 District: Galgenhof
Sponsors: Matthias Unterdörfer and Sabine Scherer Laying of stone: 11 June 2021

Biographies

On 11 June 2021 Gunter Demnig, following a suggestion by Daniela Epstein from Jerusalem, laid eleven stumbling stones in Nuremberg for her descendants. Matthias Unterdörfer and Sabine Scherer from Nuremberg sponsored the laying of stumbling stones for Gustav and Clara Diebach, and for their two children Liselotte and Gerda. The Diebach family was murdered in the Izbica ghetto.

Gustav Diebach was born on 4 May 1893 in Wenings near Büdingen in the Wetterau. His parents were the trader Gabriel Diebach and his wife Mina (née Stumpf). In 1911 the family moved to Nuremberg. Gustav worked here as a trader.

On 8 July 1927 he married Clara Meyerstein. Clara was born in Artern, at that time part of the Prussian province of Saxony. Her parents were Matthias Meyerstein and Flora (née Katzenstein). Gustav and Clara had two daughters: Liselotte (born 21 April 1928) and Gerda (born 1 December 1934).

Gustav, Clara, Liselotte and Gerda were deported to the Izbica ghetto on 24 March 1942 and murdered.

- Nuremberg City Archives, C 21/X No. 2 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. 49f.