Josef Triest, portrait photo from around 1920.

(Nuremberg City Archives, C21/VII No. 166)

Selma Triest, portrait photo from around 1920.

(Nuremberg City Archives, C21/VII No. 166)

Theodorstrasse can be seen in the right-hand half of the picture. The houses with the odd numbers (1 to 11) are on the left-hand side of the street. Picture postcard from around 1910.

(Photo Collection Geschichte Für Alle e.V.)

The house at Theodorstrasse 3 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)

Josef and Selma Triest

Location of stone: Theodorstrasse 3 District: Wöhrd
Sponsor: Hubert Rottner Defet, Thommy Barth and others Laying of stone: 22 May 2004


On 22 May 2004 Gunter Demnig laid the fist stumbling stones in Nuremberg. These included the stones for Josef and Selma Triest, who were murdered in Izbica.

Josef Triest was born on 14 June 1877 in Bamberg. His parents were Moritz Triest and Emilia (née Böhm). Josef worked as a trader. On 16 April 1906 he moved to Nuremberg and ten days later married Selma Steinacher. Born in Nuremberg on 17 October 1882, Selma was the daughter of Moritz Steinacher and Rosa (née Dingfelder). On 9 June 1907 her son Kurt was born – the couple’s only child.

At the end of the 1920s Kurt was working as a draughtsman and photographer. From 1930 to 1932 he lived in Frankfurt am Main and Berlin, before returning to Nuremberg. In June 1936 he left his home city and emigrated to Palestine. There, he continued to work as a photographer. Nuremberg City Archives dedicated an exhibition to him in 2006: on display were photographs of Nuremberg taken by him in the 1930s and which he had already presented to the archives as a gift in 1980. He died in 1985 in Tel Aviv.

His parents Josef und Selma Triest were deported to Izbica on 24 March 1942 and murdered.

- Kurt Triest/Helmut Beer: Nürnberg um 1933, Nuremberg 2007 [Fotografien von Kurt Triest, mit einem Vorwort von Helmut Beer].

- [accessed on 25 June 2021].

- Nuremberg City Archives, C 21/X No. 9 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. 352.