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'Life Traces' / Biographies


Behind the anonymous figures for victims are the individual fates and lives of people who were murdered at Hartheim. The intention of the 'Lebensspuren' (Life Traces) portion of the exhibition is to restore the individuality, life and face of those murdered at Hartheim Castle.

The documents, pictures and biographies mostly stem from private sources, for instance from the relatives and descendants of the victims. The material has been collected and processed at the Documentation Service in Hartheim of the Upper Austrian State Archive. In some cases, there are even precise records of individual life stories and a wealth of personal documents; in other cases, only few indications remain of the person in question.

Hartheim Castle has made it its goal to continue to expand the collection of personal effects in order to restore the face and story of as many of the approximately 30,000 people who lost their lives at Hartheim as possible.

At http://lebensspuren.schloss-hartheim.at, you can find some of these life stories.

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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