Karl SONNLEITHNER was born a Catholic in Pilsen, Bohemia (then in Austria-Hungary, now in the Czech Republic) in 1897. He was the son of the imperial officer Max Edler von Sonnleithner (died 1930) and Anna Sonnleithner, née Stark (died 1942).

The couple had three children, Max, Franz1 and Anna. After 1903 the family lived in Salzburg at 1 Arenbergstrasse, apt. II. Karl was a trained cabinetmaker, but was confined in the Salzburg provincial mental hospital after 1925.

He was deported to the Hartheim killing center on May 21, 1941 and murdered there.

1 There is a German language autobiography of Franz von Sonnleithner (born in Salzburg in 1905 and died in Ingelheim am Rhein in 1981) called: A Diplomat in the Führer’s Headquarters, Munich 1989.

Author: Gert Kerschbaumer
Translation: Stan Nadel

Stumbling Stone
Laid 22.07.2010 at Salzburg, Arenbergstraße 1

<p>HIER WOHNTE<br />
JG. 1897<br />
DEPORTIERT 21.5.1941<br />
ERMORDET 1941</p>
Photo: Gert Kerschbaumer

All stumbling stones at Arenbergstraße 1