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  ...

Franz Kaiser

  • Born: 10-12-1917
  • Faculty: Faculty of Medicine
  • Category: expelled student

Franz KAISER, born on October 12th, 1917 in Vienna/Austria (entitled residency ('heimatberechtigt') for Vienna/Austria, Citizenship: Austria), son of Dr. Hans Kaiser (physician) and Anna Kaiser, née Lewith, lived in Viennas' 9th district, Seegasse 12. He was enrolled finally in the spring term 1938 at the Medical School in the 3rd year of his studies (this term was not validated on February 2, 1939 and a Leaving Certificate ('Abgangszeugnis') was issued on February 20th, 1939).

Although he was of rom.-cath. religion he was perpetrated as a "Jew" in the definition of National-Socialist racist laws, had to quit his studies and was forced to leave the university.

Franz Kaiser and his father Dr. Hans Kaiser (until March 1938 he was physician at the health ressort of Bad Hall/Upper Austria, Hauptplatz 9) had to flee and could emigrate to England in 1938. His father could not get a working permission for years, only in 1942 he became an assistant doctor in an English hospital (for half the wages of his position in Austria).

Franz Kaiser stayed in England while his father returned to Vienna in September 1946. But after the death of his wife in 1960 he returned to his son Franz Kaiser, then living in 35 Heath Drive, Potters Bar, Middlesex.

Lit.: Vienna University Archive/Medical School: Nationale spring term 1933 to spring term 1938; information from Dr. Barbara Sauer (Project "Medical Doctors in Austria 1938-1945. Deprivation of Rights, Expulsion, Murder"), 02/2018.

Herbert Posch


Dokumente

Nationale of Franz Kaiser, fall term 1937/38 (1st form, front), Photo: H. Posch (c) Vienna University ArchiveNationale of Franz Kaiser, fall ter...
Nationale of Franz Kaiser, fall term 1937/38 (1st form, back), Photo: H. Posch (c) Vienna University ArchiveNationale of Franz Kaiser, fall ter...
Nationale of Franz Kaiser, fall term 1937/38 (2nd form, front), Photo: H. Posch (c) Vienna University ArchiveNationale of Franz Kaiser, fall ter...
Nationale of Franz Kaiser, fall term 1937/38 (2nd form, back), Photo: H. Posch (c) Vienna University ArchiveNationale of Franz Kaiser, fall ter...
Nationale of Franz Kaiser, spring term 1938 (front), Photo: H. Posch (c) Vienna University ArchiveNationale of Franz Kaiser, spring t...
Nationale of Franz Kaiser, spring term 1938 (back), Photo: H. Posch (c) Vienna University ArchiveNationale of Franz Kaiser, spring t...



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