Max Jakob, portrait photo from around 1920.

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

Therese Jakob, portrait photo from around 1920.

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

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)

Max and Therese Jakob

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

Biographies

On 22 May 2004 Gunter Demnig laid the first stumbling stones in Nuremberg. These included the stones for Max and Therese Jakob, who were murdered in Izbica.

Max Jakob was born on 11 June 1876 in Erlangen, as the son of Adolf Jakob and his wife Amalie (nee Feuchtwanger). He worked as a trader, moving to Nuremberg in February 1900.

In December 1903 Max married Therese Einstein. Therese came from Nördlingen. She was born there on 29 June 1884 in Nördlingen. Her parents were Wolf Einstein und Amalie (née Neumark). The couple had two sons: Walter (born 1 October 1904) and Joseph Ernst (born 30 April 1906).

In October 1926 Walter married Johanna Margarete Bleistein but they divorced in July 1934. According to an entry in the death register, Walter died on 14 October 1943 in Nuremberg.

Joseph lived in Coburg from 1926 until 1930, before returning to his home city. In April 1934 he moved to Stuttgart. An entry on his registration card says that, at Freiburg registry office, effective from 30 April 1945, he changed his surname to “Jakobs”. His death is recorded as having occurred on 20 December 1997.

Max und Therese Jakob were deported to Izbica on 24 March 1942, where they were murdered.

- 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. 151.