Preamble

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  ...

Hans (John) Wasservogel (Walters)

  • Born: 11-17-1916
  • Faculty: Faculty of Medicine
  • Category: expelled student

Hans WASSERVOGEL (John WALTERS), born on November 17th, 1916 in Vienna/Austria (entitled residency ('heimatberechtigt') for Vienna/Austria, Citizenship: Austria), son of Adolf Wasservogel (merchant), lived in Vienna's 7th district, Kandlgasse 35, was enrolled finally in the spring term 1938 at the Medical School in the 3rd year of his studies (Leaving Certificate ('Abgangszeugnis') was issued on June 15th, 1938). He was forced to leave the university and could not finish his studies.

He married Dr. med. Laura Halpern (1912-1992) on February 14, 1939 und in the end of March 1939 they could emigrate to England and later from Liverpool to New York/USA, where they arrived in March 1940. The changed their surname from "Wasservogel" to "Walters" when naturalized. Finally they lived in 65201 Columbia, Boone, Missouri, USA.

Hans Wasservogel died as John Walters in Jnuary 1979.

 

Lit.: Vienna University Archive, Medical School "Nationale"; information from Mag.a Barbara Sauer (Project "Medical Doctors in Austria 1938-1945. Deprivation of Rights, Expulsion, Murder"), Vienna September 2017.

Herbert Posch


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Nationale of Hans Wasservogel, fall term 1937/38 (1st form front), Photo: H. Posch (c) Universitätsarchiv WienNationale of Hans Wasservogel, fall...
Nationale of Hans Wasservogel, fall term 1937/38 (1st form back), Photo: H. Posch (c) Universitätsarchiv WienNationale of Hans Wasservogel, fall...
Nationale of Hans Wasservogel, spring termn 1938 (1st form front), Photo: H. Posch (c) Universitätsarchiv WienNationale of Hans Wasservogel, spri...
Nationale of Hans Wasservogel, spring termn 1938 (1st form back), Photo: H. Posch (c) Universitätsarchiv WienNationale of Hans Wasservogel, spri...
Nationale of Hans Wasservogel, spring termn 1938 (2nd form front), Photo: H. Posch (c) Universitätsarchiv WienNationale of Hans Wasservogel, spri...
Nationale of Hans Wasservogel, spring termn 1938 (2nd form back), Photo: H. Posch (c) Universitätsarchiv WienNationale of Hans Wasservogel, spri...



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