Oskar GOLDFUSS, born on March 25, 1899 in Salzburg, was the youngest of two children of the Catholic couple Maria and Albert Goldfuß.

The family, entitled to reside in Salzburg according to Austrian law, lived in the house at Getreidegasse 47, second floor. Oskar’s father, who was a janitor there, died in 1922 and his mother the following year.

Their son Oskar, who was unable to learn a trade due to his illness, was temporarily a patient at the Landessiechenanstalt (leprosarium) and finally a patient at the Landesheilanstalt in Salzburg.
He was one of the 82 inmates who were deported to Hartheim and murdered on April 17, 1941.

As with all victims of the National Socialist secret action »T4«1, the death of the 42-year-old man is not recorded in the police registration file of the city of Salzburg.

His older sister Anna, married to a shoemaker, left Salzburg after the liberation.

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 21.07.2010 at Salzburg, Getreidegasse 47

<p>HIER WOHNTE<br />
JG. 1899<br />
DEPORTIERT 1941<br />
ERMORDET 1941</p>
Photo: Gert Kerschbaumer

All stumbling stones at Getreidegasse 47