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Enjoy the view in Upper Austria

Hascherl wayside cross

Zell am Moos am Irrsee, Oberösterreich, Österreich

On September 18, 1994, a relative of August Meindl brought water for the livestock from the stream and found here in the afternoon the newborn, who had been stabbed 6 times.

The child was buried at the cemetery in Zell am Moos.
When August Meindl heard about it, he was so affected by the fate of the child that he created the boy, who was only allowed to live so briefly, a Marterl and set it up on December 10, 1994. In the Marterl was first a picture, painted by Hilda Nußbaumer. It represented a woman stabbing a child. The inscription read:

As a boy I was born and was already hurt.
A knife and the deadly wounds -
Had I been put down, a mother would have found me.
Born and murdered on September 18, 1994
The picture disappeared soon. August Meindl wrote the following text and put it in the Marterl.
As a little boy I came to this world.
You do not want me.
18. 9. 1994
I ask for a Lord's Prayer.
Once again there was a change. The text - initially in Kurrentschrift - is now engraved in an easily readable form.

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Hascherl wayside cross
4893 Zell am Moos am Irrsee

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5310 Mondsee am Mondsee

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