Wilhelm Wassermann, portrait photo from around 1920.

(Nuremberg City Archives, C21/VII No. 173)

Rosa Wassermann, portrait photo from around 1920.

(Nuremberg City Archives, C21/VII No. 173)

View of Sulzbacherstrasse looking eastwards. The house with the number 48 has five floors and is the third building from the right. Photo 1911.

(Nuremberg City Archives, A38/D No. 117.3)

Sulzbacherstrasse 48 is circled in red. The street running parallel to Sulzbacherstrasse, from west to east (from right to left in the picture) is Nunnenbeckstrasse. In the middle of the photo, alongside Sulzbacherstrasse and Merkelgasse, are the two wings of Melanchthon Grammar School. Aerial photo 1927.

(Nuremberg City Archives, A 97 No. 254)

Wilhelm and Rosa Wassermann

Location of stone: Sulzbacher Strasse 48 District: Rennweg
Sponsor: Ruben Wassermann Laing of stone: 20 September 2010

Biographies

On 20 September 2010 Ruben Wassermann had stumbling stones laid for his grandparents Wilhelm und Rosa Wassermann, who were murdered in Theresienstadt and Auschwitz.

Both were born in Nuremberg, Wilhelm on 22 January 1873, Rosa on 6 May 1881. Wilhelm’s parents were Bernhard Wassermann and Ernestine (née Reis). Rosa was the daughter of Wilhelm Ullmann and Sabina (née Schopflocher).

Wilhelm und Rosa married on 23 August 1903 in Zerzabelshof, which was incorporated into Nuremberg in 1923. On 7 November 1904 their son Ernst was born. In Nürnberg Wilhelm worked as a trader.

In October 1933 Ernst Wassermann emigrated to Palestine. Later, he went to live in the USA.

Wilhelm und Rosa were deported on 10 September 1942 to Theresienstadt concentration camp. Rosa was murdered there on 29 December 1942. Wilhelm was deported to Auschwitz on 18 May 1944, where he was murdered two days later.

- Nuremberg City Archives, C 21/X No. 9 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. 362f.

- Nuremberg City Archives (ed.), Gedenkbuch für die Nürnberger Opfer der Schoa, supplementary volume (Quellen zur Geschichte und Kultur der Stadt Nürnberg, vol. 30), Nuremberg 2002, p. 59.