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  ...

Louis Byk

  • Born: 04-18-1913
  • Faculty: Faculty of Medicine
  • Category: expelled student

Louis BYK, born on April 18th, 1913 in Czernowitz/Romania [Tscherniwzi/Ukraine] (entitled residency ('heimatberechtigt') for Vienna/Austria, Citizenship: Austria), son of Karl Byk (merchant), lived in Vienna's 20th district, Klosterneuburger Strasse 84/10, was enrolled finally in the fall term 1937/38 at the Medical School in the 3rd year of his studies.

In 1938, after the takeover of power of National-Socialism he she was forced to quit his her studies for racist reason and to leave the University of Vienna (Leaving Certificate ('Abgangszeugnis') was issued on June 22nd, 1938).

He was deported to Auschwitz [Oswiecim/Poland] in 1942, where he died on September 29th, 1942.


Lit.: Archive of the University of Vienna/enrollment forms ("Nationale") MED 1937-1938; POSCH/INGRISCH/DRESSEL 2008, 371; DOeW 2001; www.yadvashem.org [March 2006], cited there: Auschwitz Death Registers, The State Museum Auschwitz-Birkenau, 1942, 33217.


Herbert Posch


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Nationale of Louis Byk, fall term 1937/38 (1st form front), Photo: H. Posch (c) Universitätsarchiv WienNationale of Louis Byk, fall term 1...
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