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1939 – 1944, 49 Landstraße

Oskar H., president of the Chamber of Trade and Industry, is responsible for the “Ayranisation” of Jewish businesses. As an “Ayraniser” he also enriched himself.

Oskar Hinterleitner was born in 1891 in Gmunden. As a kiln manufacturer he was elected to the Chamber of Trade and Industry in 1932. One year later he joined the NSDAP and for a short time was the Gauleiter in Upper Austria at a time when the party was banned.

On the 12th of March 1938 he was appointed regional consultant and representative of the state commissioner for private industry in Linz. From 1939 to 1944 he was president of the Chamber of Trade and Industry and attained the rank of SS Obersturmbannführer in 1941. In addition, he was a member of the provincial government and head of Department IV (Economic and Social Affairs). As such he was responsible for the “Aryanisation” of numerous Jewish businesses and in some cases he profited himself from this. It was in this way that he became chairman of the board of the “Aryanised” Steyrermühl Paper Factory.

On the 5th of July 1945 Hinterleitner was arrested and until mid-1947 was interned in the Glasenbach camp (Salzburg) for high party functionaries of the NSDAP.

In July 1950 he was amnestied. In the following years Hinterleitner became a member of the board of the Association of the Organisation of Austrian Industrialists in Upper Austria, Chairman of the Heimatwerk of Upper Austria and an honorary citizen of Oberneukrichen.