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  ...

Stefan (Stephen A.) Neumann

  • Born: 12-23-1917
  • Faculty: Faculty of Philosophy
  • Category: expelled student

Stefan (Stephen A.) NEUMANN, born on December 23rd, 1917 in Szalkszentmárton, Hungary/Austro-Hungarian Empire (1938 entitled residency ("heimatberechtigt") for Guessing/Burgenland, Citizenship: Austria), lived in Wiener Neustadt/Lower Austria, Herrengasse 22. He graduated from high school ("Bundesgymnasium Wr. Neutadt) in summer 1937 and started to study at the University of Vienna. He was enrolled last in the fall term 1937/38 at the Philosophical School and took courses in History, Psychology and Pedagogics.

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.

Stefan Neumann had to flee Vienna and was able to emigrate in time. He probably came to the USA in the early 1960s, where he became a naturalized citizen on November 28th, 1966 and lived in New York City, NY.

Stephen A.(dalbert) Neumann died on October 6th, 1971 in New York, NY/USA.

Lit.: Archive of the University of Vienna/enrollment forms ("Nationale") PHIL 1937-1938; The National Archives at New York City/Index to Petitions for Naturalization filed in Federal, State, and Local Courts located in New York City, 1792-1989. New York, NY, USA; Social Security Administration Washington D.C., USA/Social Security Death Index; POSCH/INGRISCH/DRESSEL 2008, 444;

Herbert Posch


Nationale of Stefan Neumann, fall term 1937/38 (1st form front), Photo: H. Posch (c) Universitätsarchiv WienNationale of Stefan Neumann, fall t...
Nationale of Stefan Neumann, fall term 1937/38 (1st form back), Photo: H. Posch (c) Universitätsarchiv WienNationale of Stefan Neumann, fall t...

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