Klothilde SPÖRRER was born in Salzburg on May 20, 1898 and was baptized into the Roman Catholic Church. She was an out-of-wedlock child of Anna Spörrer from Golling (30 km south of Salzburg), who worked as a maidservant in Salzburg and who got married in Salzburg in 1915.

Anna’s daughter Klothilde remained unmarried and she too worked as a maidservant – frequently changing employers. Her last private residence was in the home of her last employer at 23 Imbergstraße, but after the middle of the 1920s she was a patient at the Salzburg State Asylum and declared unable to work, a diagnoses that later became a sufficient ground for being murdered by the Nazis.

Klothilde SPÖRRER was therefore included in a group of 29 women who were deported from the Salzburg State Asylum to the Hartheim Castle extermination center near Linz on April 18, 1941 – where they were all murdered.

As with all of the victims of the Nazis secret »T4«1 extermination campaign the death of the 42 year old Klothilde SPÖRRER was not recorded in the Salzburg police registration files.

Her widowed mother died in Salzburg in 1950 at age 76.

1 It was called the »T4« program because its Berlin headquarters were located at Tiergartenstraße 4. Primarily responsible for the murderous program in Salzburg were: Dr. Friedrich Rainer as Governor, Dr. Oskar Hausner as leader of the regional health office, Dr. Leo Wolfer as director of the State Asylum (now called the Christian-Doppler-Clinic), and Dr. Heinrich Wolfer as head of the hereditary disease section of the State Asylum.

Sources

  • War Crimes Records of the U.S. Judge Advocate Division Headquarters (The National Archives Washington DC)
  • Parish Registers of the Salzburg Archdiocese
  • Police registration files of the city of Salzburg
Author: Gert Kerschbaumer
Translation: Stan Nadel

Stumbling Stone
Laid 25.09.2019 at Salzburg, Imbergstraße 23

<p>HIER WOHNTE<br />
KLOTHILDE SPÖRRER<br />
JG. 1898<br />
DEPORTIERT 18. 4. 1941<br />
SCHLOSS HARTHEIM<br />
ERMORDET 1941</p>
Photo: Gert Kerschbaumer

All stumbling stones at Imbergstraße 23