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  ...

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Fritz Sokal

  • Born: 9-6-1910
  • Faculty: Faculty of Medicine
  • Category: expelled student

Dr. Fritz SOKAL, born on September 6th, 1910 in Vienna/Austria (entitled residency ('heimatberechtigt') for Vienna, Citizenship: Austria), son of David Sokal (civil servant) and his wife Olga Sokal, lived in Vienna 2nd district, Castellezgasse 9.
After he had graduated from high school ('Bundesrealgymnasium'), he began to study medicine at the University of Vienna in fall term 1929/30. Sokal was enrolled finally in fall term 1934/35 at the Medical School in the 5th year of his studies ('Absolutorium' was certified on March 16th, 1936). He finished his studies and was graduated 'Dr.med.' on March 16th, 1936. Dr. Fritz Sokal received his identification card from the Vienna Medical Association, issued in March 20th, 1936.

After his graduation Fritz Sokal worked full time at the Dental Department of the University of Vienna, visiting a post-graduate dental training course from fall term 1936/37 until spring term 1938. On July 9th, 1938 he was issued a certificate for the completed course. At this point of time, he would not be licensed as a dentist.

After the "Anschluss" 1938 Fritz Sokal first was able to flee to France (deregistered from Vienna on September 13th, 1938). In France he was later arrested and interned in Drancy internment camp. From there he was deported to Auschwitz [Oswiecim/Poland] on September 4th, 1942.


Lit.: Archive of the University of Vienna, enrollment form ("Nationale") MED 1929-1935, post-graduate students ("Hospitanten") MED 1936-1938, graduation registry ("PRomotionsprotokoll") MED XIII No. 2877;  DOeW-Database for Austrian Victims of the Holocaust; information from Mag. Dr. Lydia Mayr, Vienna, 2015.


Katharina Kniefacz


Dokumente

Fritz Sokal in Vienna, (c) Mag. Dr. Lydia Mayr, ViennaFritz Sokal in Vienna, (c) Mag. Dr....
Nationale of Fritz Sokal, fall term 1934/35 (front), Photo: Katharina Kniefacz (c) Vienna University ArchiveNationale of Fritz Sokal, fall term...
Nationale of Fritz Sokal, fall term 1934/35 (back), photo: Katharina Kniefacz (c) Vienna University ArchiveNationale of Fritz Sokal, fall term...
Fritz Sokal: Graduation registry ("Promotionsprotokoll"), Medical School:graduation on March 16th, 1936, No. 2877, photo: Katharina Kniefacz (c) Vienna University ArchiveFritz Sokal: Graduation registry ("...
Fritz Sokal: form for post-graduate students, fall term 1937/38, photo: Katharina Kniefacz (c) Vienna University ArchiveFritz Sokal: form for post-graduate...
Fritz Sokal: form for post-graduate students, spring term 1938, photo: Katharina Kniefacz (c) Vienna University ArchiveFritz Sokal: form for post-graduate...
Fritz Sokal's identification card (front), 1936, (c) Mag. Dr. Lydia Mayr, ViennaFritz Sokal's identification card (...
Fritz Sokal's identification card (back), 1936, (c) Mag. Dr. Lydia Mayr, ViennaFritz Sokal's identification card (...
Fritz Sokal's certificate for the completion of the post-graduate dental training course 1936-1938 (front), (c) Mag. Dr. Lydia Mayr, ViennaFritz Sokal's certificate for the c...
Fritz Sokal's certificate for the completion of the post-graduate dental training course 1936-1938 (back) (c) Mag. Dr. Lydia Mayr, ViennaFritz Sokal's certificate for the c...



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