Birth Name: Anna Frieda Wächtler
Born: 4 December 1899 Died: 31 July 1940
Country of origin: Germany
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Elfriede Lohse Wächtler (born Anna Frieda Wächtler; December 4, 1899 – July 31, 1940) was a German painter of the avant-garde whose works were banned as "degenerate art", and in some cases destroyed, by the Third Reich. She was killed in a former psychiatric institution at Sonnenstein castle in Pirna under Action T4, a forced euthanasia program of Nazi Germany. Since 2000 a memorial center for the T4 program in the house commemorates her life and work in a permanent exhibition.