Anna Maria WAHL was born on June 9, 1872 in Salzburg. She was an unmarried Protestant who worked as a journalist and called herself a writer. She lived at 7 Hubert Sattler Gasse / I in Salzburg. From registration data it seems that Anna Maria WAHL was a mental hospital in-patient several times – putatively for schizophrenia.

Following her admission to the provincial sanatorium in Salzburg-Lehen in 1934 she remained there until the spring of 1941 when the Nazi secret euthanasia action »T-4« was conducted. Governor Dr. Friedrich Rainer, Welfare Department chief Dr. Oscar Hausner, institute director Dr. Leo Wolfer, and department head Dr. Heinrich Wolfer, were the ones responsible for implementing the »T-4« action in the Nazi administrative district (Gau) of Salzburg.

The physician, Dr. Hans Gföllner stated in his minutes:

Another case that was deeply moving was that of an intelligent woman from the 1st Care Class, a writer (Anna Maria Wahl), who had to be locked into the cell for several days before the action so that she would not witness the inventory process and therefore not become upset. As the escort team took her from the women’s clinic into the bus she shouted in a shrill voice »vengeance is mine sayeth the Lord …”

Anna WAHL’s name was number 76 on the list for the fourth and final shipment to the killing center at Hartheim Castle on May 21, 1941.

Author: Gert Kerschbaumer
Johannes Hofinger
Translation: Stan Nadel

Stumbling Stone
Laid 22.08.2007 at Salzburg, Hubert-Sattler-Gasse 7

<p>HIER WOHNTE<br />
JG. 1872<br />
DEPORTIERT 21.5.1941<br />
ERMORDET 1941</p>
Photo: Gert Kerschbaumer

All stumbling stones at Hubert-Sattler-Gasse 7