Elisabeth Jungwirth

JG. 1884
DEPORTIERT 16.4.1941
Photo: Gert Kerschbaumer
Photo: Gert Kerschbaumer

Maxglaner Hauptstraße 36

Jungwirth, Elisabeth

Elisabeth (Elise) JUNGWIRTH was born in Perwang am Grabensee (in the Braunau district of Upper Austria) on March 27, 1884 and was the older of the two children of the Catholic couple Maria and Ferdinand JUNGWIRTH. The family had local citizenship rights in Maxglan (which became part of the city of Salzburg in 1935) and had lived in their own home at 36 Maxglaner Hauptstraße since the 1880s. Elisabeth’s father was a master tailor who died young. Elisabeth’s sister Maria was married and worked as a primary school teacher in Maxglan.

Elisabeth JUNGWIRTH never learned a trade or profession — she remained unmarried and lived with her mother. Almost a year after the Nazis took over Austria she was admitted to the Salzburg State Asylum on February 8, 1939. She was one of 68 patients who were deported from there to the Hartheim Castle killing center near Linz on April 16, 1941 — where they were all murdered. As with all the other victims of the Nazis’ secret »T4«1 program, the death of the 57 year old Elisabeth JUNGWIRTH was not recorded in the Salzburg police registration files. Elisabeth’s mother and sister survived the terror years in Salzburg.

1 It was called »T4« because its Berlin headquarters were located at Tiergartenstraße 4


Author:Gert Kerschbaumer
Translation:Stan Nadel

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Laid 2016-08-18 at Maxglaner Hauptstraße 36, Salzburg