Johann REHRL was born in Salzburg on May 17, 1874 and was baptized in the St. Blasius parish. He was one of the sons of Elisabeth and Peter Rehrl who lived at 1 Griesgasse 1 near the city school where Peter stoked the heating system.

Johann’s older brother Peter lived in Maxglan until 1932, but we don’t know anything more about Johann’s family.

Johann REHRL was admitted as a patient in the Salzburg State Asylum in July 1919 and spent the rest of his life there.

He was one of the 82 patients from there who were deported to the Hartheim killing center near Linz on April 17, 1941 where they were all murdered.

As with all of the victims of the Nazis’ secret »T4«1 murder program the death of this 66 year old man was not entered in the Salzburg police registration files.

1 It was called the »T4« program because its central headquarters were located at Tiergartenstraße 4 in Berlin.
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 Memorial Center
Author: Gert Kerschbaumer
Translation: Stan Nadel

Stumbling Stone
Laid 26.09.2018 at Salzburg, Griesgasse 1

<p>HIER WOHNTE<br />
JG. 1874<br />
DEPORTIERT 17.4.1941<br />
ERMORDET 1941</p>
Photo: Gert Kerschbaumer

All stumbling stones at Griesgasse 1