1210 Floridsdorf


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Alfred-Huth-Gasse (Strebersdorf), named in 1992 after the captain of the German Wehrmacht and member of the military resistance against National Socialism Alfred Huth (August 30, 1918– April 8, 1945).

Towards the end of the Second World War, Huth joined, together with Major Karl Biedermann and First Lieutenant Rudolf Raschke, the resistance group of Austrian members of the Wehrmacht, headed by Major Carl Szokoll, within the military district command XVII. In the spring of 1945 they planned the “Operation Radetzky”, the aim of which was to support the Red Army in the liberation of Vienna and to prevent major destruction. But the “Operation Radetzky” planned for April 6, 1945 was betrayed.

On April 6, 1945, Huth was arrested in the building of the Vienna Military District Command XVII at Universitätsstrasse 7, but acquitted together with Rudolf Raschke in the subsequent trial court hearing against Karl Biedermann. However, on the instructions of the Reich Defense Commissioner Colonel General of the Waffen SS, Sepp Dietrich, Huth and Raschke were brought before an SS and police court and sentenced to death on April 8, 1945.

On the same day, Huth and two other members of the military resistance, Major Karl Biedermann and Rudolf Raschke, were publicly hanged at the Floridsdorfer Spitz in Vienna. The Viennese chief of the security police and Sicherheitsdiensts Rudolf Mildner personally took command at the place of execution. The execution was carried out by Viennese Gestapo officials under the command of SS-Obersturmführer Franz Kleedorfer (* 1908).

Huth was buried on August 2, 1945 – together with Karl Biedermann and Rudolf Raschke – in Vienna at the Hietzing cemetery in an honorary grave (group 66, row 19, number 5).