Theodor Hutzler, portrait photo from around 1930.

(Nuremberg City Archives, C21/VII No. 73)

Therese Hutzler, portrait photo from around 1930.

(Nuremberg City Archives, C21/VII No. 73)

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)

Sigmund, Mali, Theodor and Therese Hutzler

Location of stone: Theodorstrasse 5 District: Wöhrd
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 the stumbling stones for Sigmund, Mali, Theodor and Therese Hutzler, who were murdered in Riga and Izbica.

Sigmund Hutzler was born on 14 February 1880 in Hüttenbach. His wife Mali Springer, was born there on 13 Februar 1879. The couple lived in Forchheim, where Sigmund worked as a horse dealer. They had no children. From 12 November until 21 December 1938 Sigmund was a prisoner in Dachau concentration camp. On 30 March 1939 he and his wife moved to Nuremberg, where his cousin Theodor lived.

Theodor Hutzler was born on 22 August 1899 in Forth near Eckental. His parents were the butcher Heinrich Hutzler and his wife Emma (née Schön). In July 1930 he married Therese Götz from Nuremberg. Theodor worked as a trader. The marriage was childless.

Theodor and Therese were deported to the Riga-Jungfernhof camp on 29 November 1941, where they were murdered. Sigmund und Mali were deported to the Izbica ghetto on 24 March 1942 and died there.

- Nuremberg City Archives, C 21/X No. 4 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. 148f.