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For documentation and research purposes, the Documentation Service in Hartheim collects all kinds of documents, objects and artefacts with a relation to the Nazi euthanasia programme, in particular at Hartheim Castle. The collections are stored and maintained in line with scientific standards and are continuously being expanded.


Objects Recovered

The victims' personal effects (e.g. spectacles, toiletries, religious symbols, porcelain), refuse from the facility's operations (pots, bottles, cups) and construction materials from the dismantling of the Nazi euthanasia centre (firebricks, white and red pieces of tile, remains of electrical installations).

Broken fragments of a mug with name written on it

Spoon with Hebrew engraving

Prisoner’s tag

Metal remains of an artificial limb for an adult

Coins from Gabersee institution

Badge of an urn

Tag of an urn

Part of a metal wheel

Shower head


Photos from the era of National Socialism as well as photos of the revitalisation of Hartheim Castle from 1999 to 2003.

Picture of the Hartheim killing facilite’s staff in front of a transport bus during a staff outing

Personell of Hartheim killing facility

Hartheim Castle during its use as killing facility; western view with adjoining bus shed


Collection of sources and documents on the general history of the Nazi Euthanasia campaigns 'T4' and '14f13' as well as regarding the history of the Nazi euthanasia centre at Hartheim in particular. These are mostly copies or microfilms, but some originals are also included.

Notification on the death of a family member by the Hartheim killing facility

Forged death certificate of a victim of the Hartheim killing facility

Biographical Collection

Portrait of Katharina Lampert, killed in Hartheim in Febuary 1941

At the Documentation Service in Hartheim, personal documents of the victims of the Nazi euthanasia programme are collected if they are provided to us by relatives or researchers. Provided that relatives agree, these documents also become part of the 'Lebensspuren' (Life Traces) station, where the victims can once again be perceived as individual persons. 

For further information, please contact us.

Contact Details

Lern- und Gedenkort Schloss Hartheim

tel +43 7274 6536-546 
email office(at)schloss-hartheim.at 

Our office is open:
Mon–Thu: 8.30–16.30
Fri: 8.30–13.00

Opening Hours

Mon and Fri: 9.00 – 15.00
Tue – Thu: 9.00 – 16.00
Sunday and holiday: 10.00 – 17.00
Saturday closed


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