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Research on Property belonging to Herbert M. Gutmann

Herbert Max Magnus Gutmann (1879-1942) was born in Dresden, Germany. In 1872 his father Eugen was one of the founders of the Dresdner Bank. Herbert was a member of the board of managers of the Dresdner Bank AG and head of the board of the Deutsche Orientbank AG. The Dresdner Bank named him as its representative on over thirty advisory boards of both German and foreign companies. 

After the Nazis came to power in Germany on January 30, 1933, life for Gutmann and his family changed forever. Their Jewish origins and his political activity during the days of the democratic Weimar Republic brought him to the attention of the Nazis. As the Dresdner Bank was under Reich’s control, the Nazis exerted influence on the management of the bank as early as March 1933. 

Gutmann had to relinquish his place on several advisory boards of companies connected to the Dresdner Bank. The German State also cancelled all the contracts he had secured through the bank and, furthermore, the Dresdner Bank went to claim that Gutmann also owed them thousands of Reichmarks in unsubstantiated debts.

For this reason, he was forced to auction his art collection at the auction house Paul Graupe in Berlin and sell other property as well.

Among the property were securities, stocks and bonds  and shares of companies as the Berlinische Bodengesellschaft AG, Auskunftei Schimmelpfeng GmbH and Bayerische Motorenwerke AG.

More on the Gutmann Family here:

Biography Eugen Gutmann (1840-1925):  Veit Damm, Gutmann, Eugen, in:
Sächsische Biografie, hrsg. vom Institut für Sächsische Geschichte und Volkskunde e.V.
Online-Ausgabe: http://www.isgv.de/saebi/ (30.12.2019)

Website der Eugen-Gutmann-Gesellschaft http://www.eugen-gutmann-gesellschaft.de/?page_id=37

Sebastian Panwitz: Rezension zu: Rheinheimer, Vivian J. (Hrsg.): Herbert M. Gutmann. Bankier in Berlin. Bauherr in Potsdam. Kunstsammler. Leipzig  2007. ISBN 978-3-7338-0351-3 , in: H-Soz-Kult, 20.12.2007, .

Mehr zur Geschichte der Dresdner Bank hier: https://www.ifz-muenchen.de/heftarchiv/1999_2_2_ziegler.pdf

Henke, Klaus-Dietmar (Hrsg.): Die Dresdner Bank im Dritten Reich. 4 Bände. München  2006. ISBN 3-486-57780-8 / Bähr, Johannes: Die Dresdner Bank in der Wirtschaft des Dritten Reichs. Unter Mitarbeit von Ralf Ahrens, Michael Schneider, Harald Wixforth und Dieter Ziegler. München  2006. ISBN - / Ziegler, Dieter: Die Dresdner Bank und die deutschen Juden. Unter Mitarbeit von Maren Janetzko, Ingo Köhler und Jörg Osterloh. München  2006. ISBN - / Wixforth, Harald: Die Expansion der Dresdner Bank in Europa. Unter Mitarbeit von Johannes Bähr, Jörg Osterloh, Friederike Sattler und Dieter Ziegler. München  2006. ISBN - / Henke, Klaus-Dietmar: Die Dresdner Bank 1933-1945. Ökonomische Rationalität, Regimenähe, Mittäterschaft. München  2006. ISBN -, in: H-Soz-Kult, 20.06.2007, .

Zur Geschichte der Deutschen Orientbank AG:

Wolfgang G. Schwanitz: "Wir speisen im Adlon." Herbert M. Gutmann und die deutsche Orientbank. In: Ulrich van der Heyden u. a. (Hrsg.): „… Macht und Anteil an der Weltwirtschaft“. Berlin und der deutsche Kolonialismus. Unrast Verlag, Münster 2005, S. 81–86. http://www.trafoberlin.de/pdf-dateien/Herbert%20M%20Gutmann.pdf

Klaus Jaschinski: Rezension zu: Schwanitz, Wolfgang G.: Gold, Bankiers und Diplomaten. Zur Geschichte der Deutschen Orientbank 1906-1946. Berlin  2002. ISBN 3-89626-288-2 , in: H-Soz-Kult, 03.04.2004, .

 

 

 

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Advert of Dresdner Bank, 1924.
The Viktoria-Luise-Platz in Schöneberg was completed in 1902. The former meadow was developed by the Berlinische Boden-Gesellschaft AG, which was founded by the Haberland family. Herbert M. Gutmann  became co-shareholder of the company and was also on the supervisory board of the Berlinische Boden-Gesellschaft AG until 1933. © Zeitschrift
The Viktoria-Luise-Platz in Schöneberg was completed in 1902. The former meadow was developed by the Berlinische Boden-Gesellschaft AG, which was founded by the Haberland family. Herbert M. Gutmann  became co-shareholder of the company and was also on the supervisory board of the Berlinische Boden-Gesellschaft AG until 1933.

 

On the Art Collection Herbert M. Gutmann


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