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Baumblatt Hermann

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Date of Birth
Place of birth
Theilheim/Landkreis Schweinfurt
Other family members

Parents: Isak and Marianne Baumblatt née Fleischer
Spouse: Sara Baumblatt née Neuburger
Children: Arthur und Martha Baumblatt


Badgasse 4


Mai 1942 Forced induction in Jüdisches Altersheim Würzburg
September 1942 deported from Würzburg toTheresienstadt

Date of death
Place of death


Hermann Baumblatt was born on May 11, 1864 as the son of Itzak Baumblatt and his wife Marianne Fleischer in Theilheim near Waigolshausen in the district of Schweinfurt. 

On May 12, 1895, one day after his 31st birthday the master baker married Sara Neuburger in Obereuerheim where she had grown up and moved to Bad Kissingen with her. At the beginning of the 1890s, Baumblatt had already purchased the estate of Badgasse 4 from Simon Löwenthal jun. and had handed in an application for building a bakery on May 20, 1895, immediately after his marriage. He was granted the permission with the final acceptance in November 1895. Five months before, his wife had given birth to their son Arthur on June 12, 1896, who was to find his death for Germany during World War I on September 15, 1917 at the age of 21. The second child, a daughter called Martha, was born on August 22, 1900. She could flee from the Nazis to Tel Aviv in 1937. Seven years after moving to Bad Kissingen, on November 13, 1902, Baumblatt was finally handed over the document stating his officially becoming a citizen of Bad Kissingen. 

When the situation during the Nazi Era became increasingly desperate for the Baumblatt family, too, they tried to find a chance to emigrate, according to the testimony of a household help of many years. But only their daughter Martha succeeded in fleeing to Palestine. The Baumblatts had a good relationship to their neighbors and Hermann Baumblatt was regarded as a “poor, honest Jew who actually didn’t have any enemies” (witness account of Georg Lehner in the restitution proceedings of 1961). But the intimidations of the local National Socialists resulted in the interruption of the neighborly contacts “because there was often somebody in a uniform, I guess they were grown-up members of Hitler Youth, standing in front of the Baumblatts’ door watching out if somebody went to them” (witness account of Rosa Stuhlmüller, neighbor). In the Reichspogromnacht (Pogrom Night) of November 9, 1938, the Baumblatts’ windows were smashed, and bars of the shutters ripped off. Baumblatt was arrested together with 27 other Bad Kissingen Jews and taken into so-called “Schutzhaft” (protective custody) in the prison of the District Court building, from which he was released on the next day. Due to the boycott against Jews that followed Hermann Baumblatt also had to give up his bakery and house in Badgasse and moved into Hemmerichstrasse 33 in July 1940. From there only 19 days later he and his wife were taken to the “Jewish Accommodation House” in Würzburg, Bibrastrasse 6 on May 20. 

On September 10, 1942, Hermann Baumblatt and his wife were deported from Würzburg on Transport Nr. II/25 with the evacuation number 927 into Theresienstadt Ghetto. His obituary notice states November 18, 1942 as his date of death and mentions intestinal catarrh as cause of death for him and his wife.

(Stumbling Stone Biography by Robert Gross with minor additions)

35_Werbeanzeige Bäckerei Hermann Baumblatt, Bad Kissingen Israelit 19111903


Photo credits

Kissinger Adressbuch 1903 © Stadtarchiv Bad Kissingen