Elise Therese Scheckenberger

HIER WOHNTE
ELISE
SCHECKENBERGER
JG. 1904
DEPORTIERT 21.4.1941
SCHLOSS HARTHEIM
ERMORDET
Photo: Gert Kerschbaumer
Photo: Gert Kerschbaumer

Linzer Gasse 38

Scheckenberger, Elise Therese

Elise Therese SCHECKENBERGER was born in Salzburg on June 8, 1904. She was unmarried, Catholic, and the third of the six children of Elise and Johann SCHECKENBERGER. Her father was the owner of the building at 38 Linzer Gasse 38 and of the Café Sport. All of the family members had local citizenship rights in the city of Salzburg in accordance with Austrian law.

Elise Therese had been a patient in the Dear and Dumb asylum in Salzburg since she was 6 years old and she was admitted to the Sisters of Mercy’s Schloss Schernberg asylum at Schwarzach im Pongau when she was 29. On April 21, 1941 the 36 year old Elise Therese SCHECKENBERGER was one of the 115 patients deported from Schernberg to the killing center at Hartheim outside Linz, where she was murdered.

As with all the victims of the secret Nazi »T-4«1 program her death was not recorded in the City of Salzburg police registration files. Elise’s father died in 1937 and her mother died in 1952.

1 The »T-4« »euthanasia« program to kill the handicapped was named after its headquarters’ address at 4 Tiergartenstraße in Berlin

Author:Gert Kerschbaumer
Translation:Stan Nadel

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