Heritage of Timișoara

Fabric 8 Romanilor sq.

Zala House

Alternative names:

Friedmann Alexandru House / The House with the Stolperstein

Completion date:

19th century

  • Architect: Unknown
  • Former Owner: Alexandru Friedmann Zala Friedmann
  • Former Tenant: Lorand Bloch
  • Property type: Private property
  • Protection type: Architectural Ensemble
    Urban ensemble “Fabric” (II)
  • Main arch. style Art Nouveau/Secession
  • Current condition Poor
  • Planimetry Rectangular Complex
  • No. of levels 3
  • Current functions Multiple property
    Law Firm/Notary

According to old images, the building had already been erected when the ‘Millenium’ Roman-Catholic church was being built (1896-1900) in Coronini Square (today Romanilor Square). The name ‘Zala’ (Alexandru Friedmann owner’s wife) comes from interbelic times.

Lorand Bloch, a Jewish man born in 1909, lived here. In 1941, he was detached to the working camp at Păuliş-Ghioroc (Arad county), where he died, on November 12th, 1943.

In 2014, the first and only Stolperstein (cobblestone-size concrete cube, commemorating victims of Nazi extermination or persecution) in Timişoara was set here, commemorating him.

Vintage photos

Authors of this file:

Research & text: Alexandra Palconi

Field research & mapping: arh. Vlad Pată (coordonator), Raluca Ilie (voluntar), Liliana Batea (voluntar), Dora Andraşoni (voluntar), Sandra Andrei (voluntar), Mihai Moldovan (voluntar)

Audited by: Mihai Opriș

Translation into English: Alexandra Dragoş

Photographer: Flavius Neamciuc

Last modified: 3 months ago

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