Rosina Stieger

HIER WOHNTE
ROSINA STIEGER
GEB. PITTER
JG. 1909
DEPORTIERT 18.4.1941
SCHLOSS HARTHEIM
ERMORDET 1941
Photo: Gert Kerschbaumer
Photo: Gert Kerschbaumer

Thomas-Bernhard-Straße

Ortner, Ingeborg Reiter, Johann Stieger, Rosina Zöllner, Helmut

Rosina STIEGER, née PITTER, was born in Bergheim (a few miles north of Salzburg) on Februar 14, 1909. She was the Catholic daughter of a shoemaker and the widow of an unskilled laborer in a glass factory who had died at age 35 in November. She worked as a housemaid and lived with her parents near what was then the northern border of the city in the city of Salzburg’s Scherzhauserfeld housing project in Lehen. All three had local citizenship rights in the city of Salzburg in accordance with Austrian law.

Rosina STIEGER seems to have had psychiatric problems since the death of her husband and was a patient at the Niedernhart asylum near Linz for a while. After that she returned to her parents’ home, but she was admitted to the State Asylum in Salzburg-Lehen on March 7, 1939. She remained a patient there until she was deported to the Hartheim killing center near Linz on April 18, 1941 where she was murdered. As with all the victims of the secret Nazi »T-4«1 program the death of this 32 year old woman was not recorded in the City of Salzburg police registration files. Rosina’s father died in 1960, and her mother died in Salzburg in 1964.

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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