Martin Mannheim Nothmann
Noted for his work on oral diabetes treatment in Leipzig and Breslau; later at Tufts University, Boston.
Sonja Delander identifies his father as Siegfried and Martin, born 1894, as the inventor of a synthetic oral diabetes treatment. Various works place him in Boston after the second world war. However Martin identifies his parents as Max Nothman and Amalie Wiener in a declaration made under the Law for the Restoration of the Professional Civil Service passed by the National Socialist regime on 7 April 1933 (thanks to SK, who viewed the document in an archive in Berlin, for this information). Furthermore, Martin's middle name, Mannheim, is the same as Amalie's father's name. Delander may have confused him with a contemporary namesake.
The US census for Ward 21, Boston, Boston City, Suffolk, MA lists 45 year old Martin M Nothmann, born in Poland and co-residents Minna Nothmann aged 44 years and 18 year old Evelore Nothmann.
The Breslau synagogue community address list (ca 1930) lists a medical doctor Martin Nothmann born 14/05/1894 and Minna Nothmann geb. Bergmann born 21/01/1896 living at Charlottenstrasse 32. The records of the annulment of their German nationality show that they subsequently lived in Leipzig.
Barbara Kowalzik describes his move with his wife and daughter first to London, where he had a medical practice, and then to New York where she say he died in 1950, despite saying a few lines before that he died in Boston in 1978.
Sources (click here for generic source information)
Sonja Delander: Nothmann Chronicle, 1974 page 9 (7);
tufts.edu - B. David Stollar: A Way Out of Germany, 2014;
books.google.co.uk - Barbara Kowalzik: Das jüdische Schulwerk in Leipzig 1912-1933 page 160 - dates and places of birth and death, ;
archives.com - 1940 census;
cbj.jhi.pl - address in Breslau;
archive.org - death notice in Aufbau 29 September 1978, page 25.
This record was last updated on 10/02/2021 at 15:00