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  ...

Klara Stengel (verh. Weinberg)

  • Born: 10-17-1912
  • Faculty: Faculty of Philosophy
  • Category: expelled student

Klara STENGEL (married WEINBERG), born on October 17th, 1912 in Vienna/Austria (entitled residency ('heimatberechtigt') for Vienna/Austria, Citizenship: Austria), daughter of Herman Stengel (civil servant, 1876-1972) and Anna, née Bojanovksy, lived in Vienna's 3rd district, Paracelsusgasse 7. She passed the Reifepruefung (Matura) (school-leaving examination) at the Maedchenrealgymnasium in Vienna's 8th district on June 16th, 1931, and began studying at the University of Vienna one year later in the fall term 1932/33. She was enrolled finally in spring term 1938 at the Philosophical School in the 4th and last year of her studies and she took courses in History and English language and literature Studies and European Ethnology.

She registered for the final examinations ("Rigorosen") as early as December 6th, 1937. She did not immediately pass the first viva and was not allowed to sit for the repetition until the end of March 1938 at the earliest. As a result of the Anschluss on March 12th, she was generally no longer allowed in times of National Socialism to take examinations for racist reasons (although the family had converted to Roman Catholicism in 1919) and was forced to abandon her studies and to leave the University of Vienna.

Klara Stengel was able to escape to Great Britain, married there the physicist Dr. Gustav H. Weinberg (b. 1906 in Samborz/Poland, d. 1984 in New York) and they lived togeth in London until 1947. In April/May 1947 they emigrated together from Great Britain to the USA and lived in 792 Columbus Ave, New York City, NY.

Clara Weinberger, née Stengel, died on February 12th, 2008 and is buried in the family grave at the Vienna Central Cemetery.

Lit.: Archive of the University of Vienna/Nationale PHIL 1937-1938, final examination reistry and file )"Rigorosenakt und -protokoll ") PHIL 14025; POSCH/INGRISCH/DRESSEL 2008, 484; www.genteam.at; www.ancestry.de


Herbert Posch


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