Following the advent of the National Socialist regime in the year 1938, more than 2,700 mostly Jewish affiliates of the University of Vienna were dismissed and subsequently driven away and/or murdered - lecturers, students and administration employees. Furthermore, over 200 people were stripped of their academic titles.
In 2008, 70 years after the so-called "Anschluss" [annexation] and the pogroms of what came to be cynically called the "Kristallnacht" [Crystal Night], the University of Vienna commemorates this injustice and  ...


Friedrich Silberstein

  • Born: 11-20-1888
  • Faculty: Faculty of Medicine
  • Category: expelled teacher

Friedrich SILBERSTEIN (born on November 20th, 1888 in Teschen) was lecturer ('Dozent') for Allgemeine und experimentelle Pathologie at the Medical School of the University of Vienna.
He was persecuted in times of Nazism as a Jew lost his position and was thrown out of the university on April 22nd, 1938. He was able to emigrate to Great Britain. His daughter Maria Margarete Silberstein, who studied at the Medical School, was also expelled from the University of Vienna.

Friedrich SILBERSTEIN died 1975 in Perth, Australia.

Lit.: MERINSKY 1980, 224-225; UB MedUni Wien/van Swieten Blog; 100 Jahre Österreichische Krebshilfe 2010, 47; information from Mag. Barbara Sauer (Project "Medical Doctors in Austria 1938-1945. Deprivation of Rights, Expulsion, Murder")

Herbert Posch

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