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Ehrlich Gustav

First Name
Date of Birth
Place of birth
Bad Kissingen
Other family members

Parents: Felix Ehrlich and Clara née Oppenheim
Siblings: FranzLudwigElse, Paul, MarthaFriedel
Spouse: Edith née Spiegel
Children: Reinhart Paul, Robert (Bob) 


Ludwigstraße 17 (now 10)

Dipl. Engineer

March 1934 emigrated to Toronto (Canada)

Date of death
Place of death


Gustav Ehrlich was the sixth child of the respected and successful owners of a fashion shop, Felix Ehrlich and his wife Clara. He was born in Bad Kissingen on December 6, 1889 and grew up in the “Ehrlichhaus” (house of the Ehrlichs) in Ludwigstrasse. Since September 1899, he had attended Kissingen Realschule which he successfully graduated from in July 1905.

At the beginning of World War I, Gustav studied engineering in England and was interned in a camp as he was a German citizen and thus a citizen of an enemy country, his registration card in the municipal archive of Bad Kissingen has an entry mentioning a camp for war prisoners in Canada.

Gustav Ehrlich married Edith Spiegel from Bochum and moved into her hometown with her. The couple had two children: In 1922, Reinhart Paul was born, in 1933 Robert/ Bob followed. Rather early, the family left Germany and emigrated to Toronto/ Canada in March 1934. Gustav Ehrlich died in Canada in 1966. 


Family meeting of the Ehrlich family in the summer of 2000 in Bad Kissingen - in front of the former "Modehaus Ehrlich" in Ludwigstrasse, ​​far right Bob Ehrlich (the son of Gustav Ehrlich)


Joske Ereli, Von Hampi Ehrlich zu Jossl Ereli- Meine Lebensgeschichte
Hans-Jürgen Beck, Kissingen war unsere Heimat, Stand April 2017, S. 580 S
Meldeunterlagen Stadt Bad Kissingen
Schülerakte Jack-Steinberger-Gymnasium
Datenbank Ancestry, Großbritannien, Listen abreisender Passagiere, 1890-1960externer Link
Datenbank Ancestry, Bremen, Deutschland, Passagierlistenindex, 1907-1939externer Link

Photo credits

© Joske Ereli, Ein Gedi