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. In contrast, his older brother Franz, who already had a life partner and a child, deserted from the army. He was arrested in Vienna and was tried there by the Military District XVII court-martial.
Because the court-martial documents are missing all we can say for certain is that the 22 year old deserter Franz KRANZINGER was sentenced to death and executed in the Vienna State prison on May 10, 1944. His mother was informed that her son died »calm and composed« and that no death notices would be allowed.
|Glockengießerstraße 6||117m||Wimmer, Josef|
|Moserstraße 10||155m||Hofmann, Rosa|
|Innsbrucker Bundesstraße 57||292m||Stojkowitsch, Johann|
|Seeauergasse 3||312m||Hager, Franz|
|Siezenheimer Straße 45||332m||Weingartner, Alfred|
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