Wilten quarter

April 2013 © Thomas Kleissl

8, Templstraße

In 8, Templstraße there was the pension Kappelsberger. With the help of the Jewish community Mrs. Johanna Kappelsberger, born Sprinzel was able to buy this property and to build a pension there.

Alwin Kappelsberger died in 1926 during the crossing to Sao Paulo (Brazil), where he wanted to take up a position as violinist at the college of music. He was born in Feldkirch, studied the violin in Munich and was a pupil of the Czech violin virtuoso Otakar Ševcík.

During the night of the pogrom the furniture of the pension and the flat was smashed and most of the windows were broken.

Laura Popper, who lived at 5, Beethovenstraße hoped to find accommodation in Mrs. Kappelsberger’s home after her husband Julius had been arrested, but this proved impossible due to the damage. The English teacher of her sons, Siegfried and Robert, who had lived in this pension, had been able to leave Innsbruck in time. Mrs. Kappelsberger also left Innsbruck and went to Feldkirch.

Pension Kappelsberger


update 21.10.2018


Gerhard Buzas


Horst Schreiber < "Das Warenhaus Bauer & Schwarz und seine Gründer 1867-1964" > in: Von Bauer & Schwarz zum Kaufhaus Tyrol, Horst Schreiber (Hg.), StudienVerlag 2010, S 15-152


Laura Popper, letter to her children on 18.11.1938 – in “Austrian Memories by Robert Popper”, Leo Baeck Institute – http://findingaids.cjh.org/?pID=2587387  – last visit 21.10.2018

Alwin Kappelsberger – http://feldkirch.at/rathaus/archiv/dateien/musikalischer-altstadtspaziergang.pdf – last visit 21.10.2018

Otakar Ševčík – https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Otakar_Ševč%C3%ADk – last visit 21.10.2018

Sprinzel / Kappelsberger – http://www.hohenemsgenealogie.at/gen/getperson.php?personID=I2891&tree=Hohenems – last visit 21.10.2018

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