Gumbel was born into a well-to-do Jewish family of bankers. As an adult, he was elected President of the Jewish Community of Württemberg, Stuttgart in 1933. He was also President of the B'nai B'rith of Heilbronn, and as one of the leaders of the Jewish community, he was especially concerned with the problem of anti-semitism in Germany. In the Jewish Community of Württemberg he was working to promote the migration.
In 1961, 19 years after his assassination, Gumbel's violent death again became the subject of public discussion when a street in Heilbronn was named after him.
- Hans Franke, Geschichte und Schicksal der Juden in Heilbronn, Heilbronn (Stadtarchiv), 1963, S. 201ff.
- Dr. Wolfram Angerbauer, Katalog - Museum zur Geschichte der Juden in Kreis und Stadt Heilbronn, unter Mitarbeit des Vorstandes des Vereins zur Erhaltung der Synagoge Affaltrach.
- Horst Göppinger: Juristen jüdischer Abstammung im "Dritten Reich", München (Beck) 1990, S. 245
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