Karl Jakubec

“They were not interested how we were doing as individuals, rather they were interested‚ ‘what can I try out on this one, what can I continue researching’”


Born in Vienna in 1939. Was taken away from his parents already as a baby and referred for observation to Pavilion 15 to the Am Spiegelgrund facility. Subsequently, in various children’s homes (Foster Care Service Lustkandlgasse, children’s home Frischau near Znojmo, Moravia). In 1944, again transfer to Spiegelgrund, then to an institution in Hütteldorf. In August 1945 again to Spiegelgrund. Released from institutional care in 1955 at age 16. Worked later on for the Vienna municipality.