Sofie Stössel, born on June 7th, 1922 in Lockenhaus, died 1944 in Auschwitz
Last place of residence in Austria before deportation: Vienna 2, Herminengasse 10/3a, Deportation from Vienna to Theresienstadt: Date of deportation: 01.10.1942, Transfer from Theresienstadt to Auschwitz: Date of transfer: 09.10.1944
The fate of the seven-member Stössel family (Max and Regina and the children Wilhelm, Moritz, Sofie, Gertrude and Johanna) leaves us speechless. They all wanted to stay together and therefore the parents did not send their two youngest children to England on a possible, and perhaps life-saving, children's transport. In Vienna, a passage to Trieste for the whole family had already been paid for by a forwarding agency, and subsequently it was intended for a Maccabi transport to Bolivia - the Maccabi World Sports Federation tried to help here with an aid fund - but it was too late. The family could not save themselves, they were deported to Theresienstadt in October 1942.