Rudolf SMOLIK was born in Thomasroith, near Vöcklabruck in Upper Austria, in 1902. He was a radio technician from a Catholic family who was married and had one child. He had been a member of the illegal Communist Party of Austria since 1940 and was the leader of its Maxglan section when he was arrested by the Gestapo on February 24, 1942. On March 3, 1943 he was sentenced to death for »conspiracy to commit high treason,« and he was executed in the Munich Stadelheim prison on July 30, 1943. His son Kurt emigrated to Switzerland in 1947.

Author: Gert Kerschbaumer
Translation: Stan Nadel

Stumbling Stone
Laid 06.07.2011 at Salzburg, Maxglaner Hauptstraße 17

Rudolf Smolik
Photo: Archive of the Austrian Communist Party

All stumbling stones at Maxglaner Hauptstraße 17