Rudolf RASPOTNIG, born on April 15, 1906 in Salzburg, was the older of two children of the Catholic couple Anna and Simon Raspotnig, who was a master shoemaker.

The family, entitled to reside in the city of Salzburg under Austrian law, had lived since 1910 on the first floor of the house at Wolf-Dietrich-Strasse 33, where the father’s workshop was also located.

His son Rudolf made a commercial apprenticeship and was an employee until his illness. He was admitted as an inpatient to the Salzburg State Sanatorium in March 1929 and 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 35-year-old man is not recorded in the police registration file of the city of Salzburg.

Rudolf’s parents died in Salzburg in the early 1960s. His younger brother was a secondary school teacher in rural communities.

1 »T4«: named after the »euthanasiaq 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 the Christian Doppler Clinic).


  • Salzburg City Archives
  • Schloss Hartheim Learning and Remembrance Center
Author: Gert Kerschbaumer
Translation: DeepL

Stumbling Stone
Laid 07.07.2011 at Salzburg, Wolf-Dietrich-Straße 33

<p>HIER WOHNTE<br />
JG. 1906<br />
DEPORTIERT 17.4.1941<br />
ERMORDET 1941</p>
Photo: Gert Kerschbaumer

All stumbling stones at Wolf-Dietrich-Straße 33