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  ...

Elisabeth Soffer (geb. Katz)

  • Born: 09-08-1907
  • Faculty: Faculty of Philosophy
  • Category: expelled student

Elisabeth SOFFER (nee Katz), born on September 8th, 1907 in Vienna/Austria (entitled residency ('heimatberechtigt') for Vienna/Austria, Citizenship: Austria). She lived together with her husband Hans Soffer (1892-1970, architect of the Viennese Werkbundbewegung) in Viennas 3rd district, Rechte Bahngasse 28/IV/17.
In 1927 she was enrolled at the Academy of Fine Arts in Vienna, since spring term 1937 she was enrolled as extraordinary student at the Philosophical School of the University of Vienna finally in the spring term 1938 in the 2nd year of her studies and took courses in Ethnology and Pre-History. She was not allowed to continue with her studies after the socalled "Anschluss", the Nazi-rise to power, although she stated as her religion "without confession".

She moved with her jewish husband to Viennas' 1st distict, Adolf-Hitler-Platz 8 (formery Freiheitsplatz, today: Rooseveltplatz) on July 30, 1938 but soon seperated from him. He could emigrate to the USA.


Dokumente

Nationale of Elisabeth Soffer, fall term 1937/38 (1st form front), Photo: H. Posch (c) Archive of the University of ViennaNationale of Elisabeth Soffer, fall...
Nationale of Elisabeth Soffer, fall term 1937/38 (1st form back), Photo: H. Posch (c) Archive of the University of ViennaNationale of Elisabeth Soffer, fall...
Nationale of Elisabeth, spring term 1938 (1st form front), Photo: H. Posch (c) Archive of the University of ViennaNationale of Elisabeth, spring term...
Nationale of Elisabeth, spring term 1938 (1st form back), Photo: H. Posch (c) Archive of the University of ViennaNationale of Elisabeth, spring term...



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