Eduard (Eward) Eisig Einstoss (Einstoß) grew up in Augsburg.1 He studied medicine at the University of Munich from the winter semester of 1911/12 to the summer semester of 1916, although he had been temporarily deployed to a field hospital during the First World War.2 He was a member of the 2nd Bavarian Infantry Regiment.3 He transferred to the University of Frankfurt am Main in 1916, where he submitted his dissertation in 19174 and received his license to practice medicine the same year.5
Employee of Géronne
Einstoss married Karola Leipold on September 20, 1921. They moved to Taunusstrasse 13 in Wiesbaden.6 He became an employee of Anton Géronne, the longtime DGIM managing director, who headed the internal medicine department of the Wiesbaden municipal hospital.7 Einstoss settled in Wiesbaden as a physician for internal diseases and radiology, probably in 1926.8 He moved to Sonnenberger Strasse 4. The last address he was listed with at the DGIM was Wilhelmstrasse 60.
Eduard Einstoss remarried in 1928. Amely Luise Mina Einstoss, née Oltmanns, born in Frankurt am Main on March 13, 1909, became the mother of their daughter Jutta, born on August 18, 1931.9
Escape to the United States via the Netherlands
After his license to practice medicine was revoked by the Nazis, he was forced to give up his practice in 1937 and moved to Nussbaumstrasse 8 in Munich.10 From here he organized his escape, which initially took him to the Netherlands. He lived in Bussum near Amsterdam for a time.11 Aware of the danger of a German invasion of the Netherlands, he boarded the Dutch passenger ship SS Voendam Europa together with his wife and daughter Jutta in the spring of 1940 and reached New York on March 27, 1940. He settled in Chicago, but was initially unable to obtain a license to practice medicine due to American regulations. He listed "laboratory assistant" as his occupation in his naturalization application from May 1940.12
Specialist for Orthopedic Footwear at Scholl
Einstoss received American citizenship on June 27, 1945, and changed his first name to Edward.13 He was probably no longer practicing medicine in the United States, but worked for the Scholl Manufacturing Company, which specialized in orthopedic footwear.14 He repeatedly visited Germany after 1945, but remained a resident of Chicago.15 Einstoss died aboard an Atlantic liner, presumably en route to Germany, just before his 70th birthday. 16 The DGIM initiated the laying of "Stolpersteine" (stumbling stones) for the Einstoss family. They were set into the sidewalk in front of the house Wilhelmstrasse 60 in Wiesbaden on October 27, 2021.