Franz Kranzinger

HIER WOHNTE
FRANZ KRANZINGER
JG. 1921
KRIEGSDIENST VERWEIGERT
HINGERICHTET 10. 5. 1944
LANDESGERICHT WIEN
The symbol of Nazi Civil and Military Justice: the sword and scales of justice embedded with a swastika in the Nazi party eagle.
The symbol of Nazi Civil and Military Justice: the sword and scales of justice embedded with a swastika in the Nazi party eagle.

Moserstraße 16

Kranzinger, Franz

Franz KRANZINGER was born in Steindorf bei Straßwalchen (about 26 km north-east of Salzburg) on September 5, 1921. He was baptized as a Roman Catholic and was the older of Maria and Bartholomäus Kranzinger’s two sons.

Bartholomäus Kranzinger was a carpenter and after 1921 the Kranzinger family lived in Maxglan, which became part of the city of Salzburg in 1935.

Franz and his younger brother Johann learned their father’s trade, but they were both drafted into the wartime German army by the Nazi regime. The younger brother Johann was killed at age 19 when he was sent into the war of extermination against the Soviet Union.

His older brother Franz, on the other hand, who already had a partner with a common child, committed »desertion«. He was arrested and sentenced to death by a court martial of Division 177 in Vienna, then Wehrkreis XVII.

However, the 22-year-old deserter Franz KRANZINGER was not shot on the military firing range in Kagran, but was beheaded on 10 May 1944 in the Vienna Regional Court and buried in the Central Cemetery.

His mother was informed that her son died »calm and composed« and that no death notices would be allowed.

Sources

Author:Gert Kerschbaumer
Translation:Stan Nadel

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