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  ...

Dora Blum

  • Born: 12-27-1910
  • Faculty: Faculty of Philosophy
  • Category: expelled student

Dora BLUM, born on December 27th, 1910 in Cieszanów, Galicia/Austro-Hungarian empire [Cieszanów/Poland] (entitled residency ('heimatberechtigt') for Mielec/Poland, Citizenship: Poland), daughter of Moses Blum (rabbi in Nowy Sącz/Poland), lived in Vienna's 9th district, Tuerkenstrasse 9/36. She had passed the school-leaving examination (Matura) at the Realgymnasium Wien 21, Franklinstrasse, and enrolled at the University of Vienna in spring term of 1937 and was enrolled finally in the fall term 1937/38 at the Philosophical School in the 1st year of her studies and took courses in History, German and English language and literature Studies (Leaving Certificate ("Abgangszeugnis") was issued on June 16th, 1939).

In 1938, after the takeover of power of National-Socialism she was forced to quit her studies for racist reason and to leave the University of Vienna.

She was deported on October 9th/10th, 1942 from Vienna's 9th district, Seegasse 9 to Theresienstadt [Terezín/Czech Republic], from there to concentration camp Auschwitz [Oswiecim/Poland] on October 23rd, 1944.
She did not survive.

Lit.: Archive of the University of Vienna/enrollment forms ("Nationale") PHIL 1937-1938; POSCH/INGRISCH/DRESSEL 2008, 365; DÖW 2001; INSTITUT THERESIENSTÄDTER INITIATIVE/DÖW 2005, 422.

Herbert Posch


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

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