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  ...


Karl Menger

  • Born: 01-13-1902
  • Faculty: Faculty of Philosophy
  • Category: expelled teacher

Karl MENGER (born on January 13th, 1902 in Vienna, died on October 5th, 1985 in Chicago) was ao. Prof. for Mathematik at the Philosophical School of the University of Vienna.
He was persecuted in times of Nazism as a Jew lost his position and was thrown out of the university in 1938.

He was able to emigrate to Chicago/USA.

He was honoured at the University of Vienna in 1998 by naming one of the "Doors of rememberance" ("Tore der Erinnerung") at the Campus of the University of Vienna "Menger-Tor" (door between Court 1 and 4).
On October 7th, 2009 his name was added to the honour plaque of the mathematical department of the University of Vienna.

Lit.: MÜHLBERGER 1993, 44; MAISEL 1998b, 175-176; Archiv der Universität Wien, PHIL Personalakt; Neue Deutsche Biographie (NDB) 17, Berlin 1994, 74-75.
Herbert Posch


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