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  ...

Kurt Egon Karasz

  • Born: 10-13-1916
  • Faculty: Faculty of Medicine
  • Category: expelled student

Kurt Egon KARASZ, born on October 13th, 1916 in Vienna/Austria (entitled residency ('heimatberechtigt') for Senica, Bratislava/Czechoslovakia, Citizenship: Czechoslovakia), son of Emil Karasz (merchant, born on December 15th, 1886, in Teplitz-Schönau/Czechoslovakia) and Friederike (Frieda) Karasz (nee Kann, born on June 11th, 1893), first lived in Vienna 17th district, Umlaufgasse 21, later in Vienna 9th district, Berggasse 39. After his graduation from high school ('Bundesrealgymnasium' in Vienna 18th district, Schopenhauerstrasse), he began to study at the Medical School of the University of Vienna. He was enrolled finally in the spring term 1938 in the 3rd year of his studies (Leaving Certificate ('Abgangszeugnis') was issued on June 24th, 1938).

He perished in the Shoah.

His parents Emil and Frieda Karasz were deported from Prague to Theresienstadt [Terezín/Czech Republic] on July 30th, 1942, and on February 1st, 1943, to Auschwitz [Oswiecim/Poland], where they were murdered. His brother Felix Karasz (born on January 24th 1923) was also deported to Auschwitz via Theresienstadt in 1943 and did not survive.


Lit.: www.yadvashem.org [March 2006], cited there: Testimony sent in to the Shoah-Foundation by his nephew Harold G. Kohn in June 1999; Documentation Centre of Austrian Resistance (DÖW): Austrian Victims of the Holocaust [Emil, Friederike and Felix Karasz].


Katharina Kniefacz, Herbert Posch


Dokumente

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