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Stumbling Stone Getreidegasse 47

This small brass memorial plaque (Stolperstein or stumbling stone) commemorates:
* Oskar Goldfuss, born 1899, deported 1941, "Hartheim Castle," murdered 1941.

Oskar Goldfuss, a Catholic, lived with his parents at this address. In 1920, two years before his father died, he was admitted to the Leper Hospital in Mülln and then admitted to the provincial mental hospital in Lehen. Oskar was deported to Hartheim Castle on 17 April 1941 and murdered there.

Hartheim Castle near Linz, Austria, was a home for physically and mentally handicapped children. Between 1939 and 1940, it was converted into the Hartheim Euthanasia Center (NS-Tötungsanstalt Hartheim) -- a killing center of the Nazi euthanasia programme, also referred to as Action T4. Hartheim included a gas chamber and at least 2 crematoria. Based on a box of records found there, the estimated of murders committed there by August 1941 is more than 18,000 victims.

"Stolpersteine" is an art project for Europe by Gunter Demnig to commemorate victims of National Socialism (Nazism). Stolpersteine (stumbling stones) are small, 10x10cm brass plaques placed in the pavement in front of the last voluntary residence of (mostly Jewish) victims who were murdered by the Nazis. Each plaque is engraved with the victim’s name, date of birth, and place (mostly a concentration camp) and date of death. By doing this, Gunter Demnig gives an individual memorial to each victim. One stone, one name, one person. He cites the Talmud: "A human being is forgotten only when his or her name is forgotten."

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