Anna FRAUNEDER, neé KÖHLER, was born in Salzburg on February 18, 1908. She had been raised in a social-democratic railroad worker milieu1 and was arrested on July 22, 1942 for her membership in an illegal Communist Party women’s group.
Without any judicial proceedings she was deported to Auschwitz on July 31, 1942, and she was murdered there on November 20, 1942 .2 Anna’s husband, a saddler named Franz FRAUNEDER, was the leader of the Communist Party cell in Gnigl and had been serving in the army since June 1940. He was court-martialed on July 6, 1943 and was initially sentenced to death for undermining the military, but when the proceedings resumed on April 16, 1944 the court concluded that there was insufficient evidence against him and he was released. He died in Salzburg in 1991.
1 Anna’s father was a railroad engineer named Karl Köhler who died in 1952. Her mother was Anna Köhler, neé Blindendorfer, who died in 1957.
2 In 1942 six women active in the resistance who lived in the Salzburg suburbs of Gnigl, Itzling and Schallmoos were deported to Auschwitz without any judicial proceedings and murdered there: Rosa Bermoser, Maria Bumberger, Anna Frauneder, Marianne Innerberger, Anna Prähauser and Anna Reindl.
Translation: Stan Nadel
Laid 07.07.2011 at Salzburg, Fritschgasse 8