Katharina (Käthe) HUEMER, born on June 17, 1905 in Gnigl near Salzburg, was the older of two children of the Catholic couple Katharina and Gottfried Huemer.
The family, entitled to reside in Salzburg according to Austrian law, lived in the house at Schallmooser Hauptstraße 29, second floor. Käthe’s father, a bricklayer by trade, died in June 1934, and her brother Gottfried, who went to Germany, was expatriated from Austria in June 1934.
Käthe HUEMER, who had learned the profession of a milliner, worked as a saleswoman until she fell ill in 1928.
Since then she had been a patient, with interruptions, at the Salzburg State Sanatorium and was one of the 29 inmates who were deported to Hartheim and murdered on April 18, 1941.
As with all victims of the National Socialist secret action »T4«1, the death of the 35-year-old woman is not recorded in the police registry of the city of Salzburg.
Käthe’s mother survived the terror years and died in Salzburg at the age of 73.
1 »T4«: named after the »euthanasia« headquarters in Berlin, Tiergartenstraße 4.
Main persons 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 Christian Doppler Clinic).
- Salzburg City Archives
- Schloss Hartheim Study and Memorial Center
Laid 07.07.2011 at Salzburg, Schallmooser Hauptstraße 29