Franziska CASAGRANDA, née Schlager, born in Salzburg on July 28, 1894 and baptized Catholic, was a daughter of the couple Franziska and Karl Schlager, innkeepers and homeowners in Salzburg.

Their daughter Franziska, wife of Johann Casagranda, who was an employee of the Salzburg Savings Bank, had one child, born in 1929. The family, who had their home in Salzburg, lived in the house Villagasse 7, which belonged to the family.

Mrs. CASAGRANDA was admitted to the Salzburg State Sanatorium on September 3, 1939, thus under the Nazi regime, and was among the 68 inmates who were deported to Hartheim on April 16, 1941, and murdered.

As with all victims of the National Socialist secret action »T4«1 , the death of the 46-year-old woman is not recorded in the police registration file of the city of Salzburg.

Her widowed husband remarried and died in Salzburg in 1965. Her daughter moved to a rural community after the liberation of Salzburg.

1 »T4«: named after the »euthanasia« headquarters in Berlin, Tiergartenstraße 4.
Those mainly responsible for the murders of the sick in Salzburg: Dr. Friedrich Rainer as Reichsstatthalter, Dr. Oskar Hausner as head of the Gaufürsorgeamt, Dr. Leo Wolfer as head of the Landesheilanstalt, and Dr. Heinrich Wolfer as head of the hereditary biology department of the Landesheilanstalt (today the Christian Doppler Clinic).


  • Salzburg City Archives
  • Schloss Hartheim Study and Memorial Center
Author: Gert Kerschbaumer
Translation: DeepL

Stumbling Stone
Laid 06.07.2011 at Salzburg, Villagasse 7

<p>HIER WOHNTE<br />
JG. 1894<br />
DEPORTIERT 18.4.1941<br />
ERMORDET 1941</p>
Photo: Gert Kerschbaumer

All stumbling stones at Villagasse 7