Franz NEUDORFER was born in Attnang-Puchheim (Upper Austria) on June 30, 1911 and was the older of the two children of the Catholic couple Maria and Max NEUDORFER.
Max was a railroader. The family lived in Itzling and had local citizenship rights in Gnigl, but Maria and Max’s marriage ended in divorce.
Franz NEUDORFER worked as a laborer for a plumber and was still unmarried when he was admitted to the Salzburg State Asylum in December 1936. He was one of the 82 patients who were deported from there to the Hartheim Castle killing center near Linz on April 17, 1941 – where they were all murdered.
As with all the other victims of the Nazis’ secret »T4«1 program, the death of the 29 year old Franz NEUDORFER was not recorded in the Salzburg police registration files.
His younger brother Max survived the terror years in Salzburg.
1 It was called »T4« because its Berlin headquarters were located at 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 Learning and Remembrance Center
Translation: Stan Nadel
Laid 14.11.2016 at Salzburg, Mittelstraße 3