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  ...

Isak Birnbaum, recte Händler

  • Born: 01-21-1912
  • Faculty: Faculty of Medicine
  • Category: expelled student

Isak BIRNBAUM, recte HÄNDLER, born on January 21st, 1912 in Stanislau/Poland [Iwano-Frankiwsk/Ukraine] (entitled residency ('heimatberechtigt') for Vienna/Austria, Citizenship: Austria), son of Josef Birnbaum, recte Händler (salesman), lived in Vienna's 17th district, Hernalser Hauptstrasse 196, was enrolled finally in the fall term 1937/38 at the Medical School in the 3rd year of his studies (fall term 1937/38 was validated on February 8th, 1938).

He was forced to leave the university for racist reason and could not continue with his studies after the "Anschluss". He had to flee from Vienna.

He died in Uppsala/Sweden 1992.

Lit.: information from his daughter Lena Hallsenius, Sweden 2017.

Herbert Posch


Dokumente

Nationale of Isak Birnbaum, recte Händler, fall term 1937/38 (1st form front), Photo: H. Posch (c) Universitätsarchiv WienNationale of Isak Birnbaum, recte H...
Nationale of Isak Birnbaum, recte Händler, fall term 1937/38 (1st form back), Photo: H. Posch (c) Universitätsarchiv WienNationale of Isak Birnbaum, recte H...



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