Rosina STIEGER, née PITTER, was born in Bergheim (a few miles north of Salzburg) on Februar 14, 1909.
She was the Catholic daughter of a shoemaker and the widow of an unskilled laborer in a glass factory who had died at age 35 in November.

She worked as a housemaid and lived with her parents near what was then the northern border of the city in the city of Salzburg’s Scherzhauserfeld housing project in Lehen. All three had local citizenship rights in the city of Salzburg in accordance with Austrian law.

Rosina STIEGER seems to have had psychiatric problems since the death of her husband and was a patient at the Niedernhart asylum near Linz for a while. After that she returned to her parents’ home, but she was admitted to the State Asylum in Salzburg-Lehen on March 7, 1939.

She remained a patient there until she was deported to the Hartheim killing center near Linz on April 18, 1941 where she was murdered.

As with all the victims of the secret Nazi »T-4«1 program the death of this 32 year old woman was not recorded in the City of Salzburg police registration files.

Rosina’s father died in 1960, and her mother died in Salzburg in 1964.

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.

Author: Gert Kerschbaumer
Translation: Stan Nadel

Stumbling Stone
Laid 19.04.2013 at Salzburg, Thomas-Bernhard-Straße

<p>HIER WOHNTE<br />
JG. 1909<br />
DEPORTIERT 18.4.1941<br />
ERMORDET 1941</p>
Photo: Gert Kerschbaumer

All stumbling stones at Thomas-Bernhard-Straße