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  ...

Sigmund Eckhaus

  • Born: 11-17-1912
  • Faculty: Faculty of Medicine
  • Category: expelled student

Sigmund ECKHAUS, born on November 17th, 1912 in Vienna/Austria (entitled residency ('heimatberechtigt') for Vienna/Austria, Citizenship: Austria), son of Elias (Elkune) Eckhaus (1880-1934, merchant) and Taube Eckhaus, née Marhoffer (1880-1942), lived in Vienna's 20th district, Gaussplatz 7, was enrolled finally in the spring term 1938 at the Medical School in the 4th year of his studies.

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

His mother Taube Eckhaus could not escape from Vienna in time and was deported from Vienna's 2nd, Zirkusgasse 10/16 to Izbica on May 12th, 1942 and murdered. Sigmund Eckhaus and his brother Fritz (1919-1942) were able to escape from Vienna in time and reached Belgium and lived in Brussels as furtailor and jeweller, where they were captured and interned in the SS-Sammellager Mecheln [Mechelen|Malines/Belgium] in the Dossin barracks. From there, Fritz was deported to the German concentration and extermination camp Auschwitz [Oswiecim/Poland] on August 25th, 1942, and Sigmund Eckhaus on October 24th, 1942, where they were murdered.


Lit.: Archive of the University of Vienna/enrollment forms ("Nationale") MED 1937-1938; POSCH/INGRISCH/DRESSEL 2008, 376; DOeW 2001; www.yadvashem.org [March 2006], cited there: Testimony sent to the Shoah-Foundation by a cousin in April 1977; www.genteam.at.


Herbert Posch


Dokumente

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Nationale of Sigmund Eckhaus, fall term 1937/38 (2nd form back), Photo: H. Posch (c) Universitätsarchiv WienNationale of Sigmund Eckhaus, fall ...



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