Anna Vitzthum was born in Pfaffstätt (in the Braunau district of the Inn Quarter region of Upper Austria) on June 18, 1900. She was an unmarried Catholic servant. According to the police registration files she worked for the family of Friederike and Lothar Gerber, a retired Lieutenant Colonel, at 2 Krotachgasse in Salzburg.
Anna Vitzthum had been a psychiatric in-patient several times and was a patient at the Salzburg State Asylum since February 1939. On April 18, April 1941 the 40 year old Anna Vitzthum was deported to the Hartheim killing center near Linz where she was murdered.
As with all the other victims of the secret Nazi »T4«1 program to kill incurable and severely handicapped Germans her death was not recorded in the Salzburg police registration files.
The Anna Bertha Königsegg-Special School for Severely Handicapped Children in the city of Salzburg is the sponsor for this Stumbling Block for Anna Vitzthum.
1 The »T4« program was named after the Berlin address of its headquarters at Tiergartenstraße 4
Translation: Stan Nadel
Laid 02.07.2014 at Salzburg, Krotachgasse 2