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  ...

Gertrude Boehm (geb. Rie)

  • Born: 11-19-1897
  • Faculty: Faculty of Philosophy
  • Category: deprivation of academic degree

Gertrude BOEHM (nee RIE) (born on November 19th, 1897 in Vienna), had graduated at the Philosophical School at the University of Vienna in Chemistry on February 18th, 1921 with the academic degree 'Dr. phil.' (dissertation: 'Versuche zur Darstellung des Mallithsäuretrianhydrids und eine neue Darstellung der Mellithsäure').
In times of Nazism she was deprived of her academic degree on February 28th, 1942 with the racist argument, that she as a Jew was not considered dignified an academic degree of a German university ('eines akademischen Grades einer deutschen Hochschule unwürdig').
It took 13 years since the deprivation - and a very long time since the end of Nazism - until the regranting of the doctorate took finally place on May 15th, 1955.


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