Karl Hamedler

“I was being beaten all the time, I couldn’t stand it anymore.”

Born out of wedlock in Vienna in 1930. There he grew up with his father. In the wake of abuses by his father, he ran away from home in 1942, was caught, and brought to Spiegelgrund (Pavilions 15 and 17). Transferred to the Mödling educational facility, followed by further stays in institutions. Later on released and used as anti-aircraft defense aid. Deserted in 1945. After the war, odd jobs, then carpentry apprenticeship.