Unfortunately, there is not much literature on Hartheim.

A first overview is to be found on wikipedia: The article gives proper basic information; it may be worded a bit inaccurately in two places, though. Concerning the total number of victims, one could find the article difficult to follow. Correct is that there were 30,000 people killed in Hartheim. From these were around 18,000 victims killed in the "Aktion T4" and around 12,000 killed in the "Aktion 14f13". Also, the staff mentioned in the article is only a small part of the total number of persons working in the killing centre. Altogether, around 70 individuals worked there.

You will also find information on this website, namely at the pages History before 1940, Killing Facility Hartheim 1940–1944 and History 1945–2003


In addition, you may want to read the following articles:

Download as pdfKepplinger_The Hartheim Euthanasia Institute (PDF)

pdfHahn_What Occured in Linz (PDF)

pdfProsecution of former T4 assessors (PDF)



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