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  ...

Gertrud Fischer

  • Born: 05-28-1911
  • Faculty: Faculty of Philosophy
  • Category: expelled student

Gertrud FISCHER, born on May 28th, 1911 in Vienna, was the daughter of Max Fischer (merchant, deceased) and Blanka Fischer and she lived with her mother in Vienna's 3 rd district, Erdbergstraße 10, and had formally finished her studies in History with the "Absolutorium", issued on June 21, 1937 and wasn't enrolled at the Philosophical School any more in 1938, but was preparing for the final exams ('Rigorosen').

She registered for the final exams in History on July 23rd, 1937, and passed the first 'Rigorosum' on October 29th, 1937. Her dissertation 'Die Zeitungsannonce der Wiener Presse vor und nach dem Börsenkrach von 1873' was accepted on October 7th, 1937, and she also passed the second 'Rigorosum' on July 7th, 1938. She could finally finish her studies and graduated on July 21st, 1938, but only with the discriminating ceremony of a 'Nichtarierpromotion', which included at the same time that she was banned from her profession.


Lit.: Archive of the University of Vienna/enrollment forms ("Nationale") PHIL 1937-1938, final examination registry and file ("Rigorosenproktokoll und -akt") Nr. 13708, graduation registry ("Promotionsprotokoll") PHIL 1938, Nr. 2823; POSCH 2009, 366.


Herbert Posch


Dokumente

Nationale of Gertrude Fischer, spring term 1937, (front), photo: Herbert Posch, (c) Archive of the University of ViennaNationale of Gertrude Fischer, spri...
Nationale of Gertrude Fischer, spring term 1937, (back), photo: Herbert Posch, (c) Archive of the University of ViennaNationale of Gertrude Fischer, spri...
Gertrud Fischer, 'Nichtarierpromotion' on July 21st, 1938, 2823 'Promotionsprotokoll' Philosophical School 1931-1941, Photo: Herbert Posch, (c) Archiv Universität WienGertrud Fischer, 'Nichtarierpromoti...



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