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  ...

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Irene Katzner (Butterfass)

  • Born: 03-20-1917
  • Faculty: Faculty of Philosophy
  • Category: expelled student

Irene KATZNER (married: BUTTERFASS), born on March 20th, 1917 in Vienna/Austria (entitled residency ('heimatberechtigt') for Vienna/Austria, Citizenship: Austria), daughter of Ing. Leopold Katzner (Engineer), lived in Wien 5, Schönbrunner Straße 141/12a, was enrolled finally in the fall term 1937/38 at the Philosophical School in the 3rd year of her studies and took courses in Psychology and Art History (Leaving Certificate ('Abgangszeugnis') was issued on May 2nd, 1938).

She emigrated to New York/USA and later worked for the Yellow Pages. She was not able to continue her studies.

In 2006 she told about her expulsion in 1938:
"It was the most dramatic thing for anybody. You are totally thrown out of your entire environment. And some people didn't make it mentally and some people did make it. I don't know. I made it, T think pretty good, but maybe certain things stayed with me, that are not always great, like I'm always anxious, you know, I'm not afraid for myself, I'm afraid for my children, and maybe that stayed with me."

Lit.: Interview with Irene BUTTERFASS in New York on February 22nd, 2006, interviewer: Herbert Posch at the Österreichische Mediathek; interview at the Austrian Heritage Collection at Leo Baeck Institute New York (AHC 1931); Exhibition "Bedrohte Intelligenz – Von der Polarisierung und Einschüchterung zur Vertreibung und Vernichtung im NS-Regime", Vienna 2015.

Herbert Posch


Dokumente

Nationale of Irene Katzner, fall term 1937/38 (1st form front), Photo: H. Posch (c) Universitätsarchiv WienNationale of Irene Katzner, fall te...
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Irene Butterfass 1938 student identification ('Meldungsbuch'), Photo: Herbert PoschIrene Butterfass 1938 student ident...
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