Hermine Schütz was married to the doctor Emil Karel Schütz (born 1853 in Prague). After he was appointed professor first at the German University in Prague in 1884 and then at the University of Vienna in 1894, the couple moved to Vienna, where they lived from 1917 at Maximilianstraße 11 (after 1919 Mahlerstraße, 1938–1946 Meistersingerstraße). After the annexation of Austria in March 1938, Hermine and Emil Schütz, now seventy-seven and eighty-four years old, were persecuted as Jews. They had to declare their assets, and in 1939 Hermine Schütz had to hand in her jewellery and silverware to the Dorotheum. Emil Schütz died on 2 February 1941 in Vienna, and Hermine lived from October 1941 in the old people's home at Seegasse 16 in the 9th district, where she died on 11 June 1942.
Between December 1941 and January 1943 the Staatliches Kunstgewerbemuseum in Wien (State Arts and Crafts Museum in Vienna, now the MAK) acquired silverware objects from the Dorotheum from the collection of jewellery and precious metals that Jews had been required to hand in since 1939. Provenance research established that among these items there was a silver samovar belonging to Hermine Schütz, which was restituted in 2010.