Since last year, free-standing brass steles in Linz have been reminiscent of Jews
victims of Nazi persecution. They are set up near those streets
where the people lived at the time of Austria’s “annexation” to Nazi Germany in March 1938.
Commemorating 30 Jewish Nazi victims from Linz
Five more memorials were added at the end of May. You are at Rudolfstraße 27, Bismarckstraße 3, Landstraße 44, Hauptplatz 27 (near the passage
to Domgasse) and in Hessenpark, on the corner of Volksfeststrasse and Hessenplatz. They name 30 Jews who were murdered or driven to their deaths, 17 of them women and 13 men. Twelve of them died in Auschwitz, five in Theresienstadt, three in Izbica, two in Treblinka, two in Nisko, two in Minsk or Maly Trostinec, one in Riga, one in Dachau, one in Włodawa and one by suicide.
33 short biographies on the website
A total of 22 steles commemorate 194 Jewish victims of the Holocaust and those who escaped from National Socialism in the Linz city area. The brass steles were developed and manufactured by the artist Andreas Strauss and are provided with the dates of the victims and bells as an ambiguous metaphor of remembrance. The biographies were researched by the historian Verena Wagner. All names and 33 short biographies have already been published on the website linzerinnert.at.