Ludwig Ehrlich, portrait photo from around 1920.

(Nuremberg City Archives, C21/VII No. 34)

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)

Ludwig Ehrlich


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


On 22 Mai 2004 Gunter Demnig laid the first stumbling stones in Nuremberg. These included the stone for Ludwig Ehrlich, who was murdered in Izbica.

Ludwig Ehrlich was born on 3 August 1887 in Nuremberg. His parents were Moritz Ehrlich and Karoline (née Ullmann). Like his father, Ludwig worked as a dealer in leather goods.

In March 1921 Ludwig married Elsa Schloß in Dettelbach. Elsa, who was born in Dettelbach on 8 March 1897, gave birth to daughter Lotte, the couple’s only child, on 3 February 1924. At the instigation of her parents, Lotte (15 years old at the time) was able to emigrate to England on 19 June 1939, as part of the Kindertransport programme for refugee children.

The first two deportation trains left Nuremberg on 29 November 1941 and 24 March 1942. About a thousand Nuremberg Jews were deported – only a few Jewish citizens lived in the city. On 23 April 1942, police arrested 19 Jews who, either by accident or due to illness, had been left behind during the previous transport.

A few days before, on 16 April, 45-year-old Elsa Ehrlich died in the Jewish hospital in Fürth. It is probable that she committed suicide.

Ludwig Ehrlich was one of the 19 people arrested in April and subsequently deported. The transport reached the transit camp near the city of Krasniczyn, on 25 April, about 20 kilometres north of Izbica. From there, Ludwig was brought to the Izbica ghetto, where he was murdered on 1 May 1942.

- Nuremberg City Archives, C 21/X No. 2 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. 56.

- [accessed on 29 June 2021].