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Enjoy the view in Upper Austria


St. Gilgen, Salzburg, Österreich

"TheGermanNationalGymnasticsClubsofSeekirchenandMattighofeningratefulmemoryoftheirgymnastAndreasBerger, whowasoverthrownhereon 13 May 1926 bymurderer'shand

Thetextonthismemorialstonetellsapartofthestory, Mrs. Samsalsoknowsthe background:

ThereweresomeofAndreasBerger'sfriendswhowereinterestedinhisimminentdeath. Theyinvitedhimtoapub crawltoScharfling, lethimenjoyplentyofalcoholandthenwalkedupherewithhim. Equippedwithacamera, hewassupposedtophotographthesteeprockyslope.What the murderers had not expected was that at the time Franz Wiener (father of Maria Sams) and his brother Martin were in close proximity to the woodwork. They heard the cries for help and hurried into the ditch. The two men hid the injured. He was taken to the hospital Mondsee, where he unfortunately died.

Friends of gymnastics clubs built the memorial stone. In 1998, Mr Helmut Moser, then chairman of the ÖTB Turnverein Seekirchen, arranged the renovation of the stone on the occasion of the 40th anniversary of his death. For many years, devotions were held at the memorial. Today hardly anyone of the association has a relationship with Andreas Berger, which is why the interest in commemorative events is missing. Also, the damage of the stone occurred about 10 years ago has not been resolved.


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Forststraße zur Eisenaualm
5310 St. Gilgen

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5310 Mondsee am Mondsee

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