Veronika MAULTASCH, née Hofinger, born on March 28, 1876 in Altheim near Braunau am Inn and baptized Catholic, was married to the tax official Leopold Maultasch and had two sons. Her older son Leopold was a postal clerk.

Their younger son Alfred studied at the Mozarteum in Salzburg. The family, which was entitled to reside in the municipality of Maxglan according to Austrian law, lived in the house at Schillerstraße 9 (since 1935: Pillweinstraße 9).

After the death of her husband in 1932, Veronika MAULTASCH moved in with her older son in the house Huttary, Mönchsberg 9, where in the course of time prominent people lived: Agnes Muthspiel, Herbert Breiter, Stefan Kruckenhauser and Franz Hoppichler.

Mrs. MAULTASCH was incapacitated by the district court in 1936 and admitted to the Salzburg State Sanatorium.

She was among the 85 inmates who were deported to Hartheim on May 21, 1941 and murdered.

As with all victims of the National Socialist secret action »T4«1, the death of the 65-year-old woman is not recorded in the police registration file of the city of Salzburg. Her two sons Leopold and Alfred survived the terror years.

Their younger son Alfred (* 1914; † 2006), severely wounded in World War II, was a renowned clarinetist, teacher and composer.

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 (now Christian Doppler Clinic).


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

Stumbling Stone
Laid 22.07.2010 at Salzburg, Mönchsberg 9

<p>HIER WOHNTE<br />
JG. 1876<br />
DEPORTIERT 21.5.1941<br />
ERMORDET 1941</p>
Photo: Gert Kerschbaumer

All stumbling stones at Mönchsberg 9