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  ...

Karl (später: Charles) Steiner (später: Sheridan)

  • Born: 12-6-1916
  • Faculty: Faculty of Medicine
  • Category: expelled student

Karl STEINER (later Charles SHERIDAN), born on December 6th, 1916 in Innsbruck, Tyrol/Austro-Hungarian Empire (entitled residency ('heimatberechtigt') for Melk/Lower Austria, Citizenship: Austria), son of Dr. Karl Steiner (military, physician, "Oberstarzt", born 1881), lived in Vienna's 7th district, Mariahilferstrasse 22, was enrolled finally in the spring term 1938 at the Medical School in the 3rd year of his studies.

In 1938, after the takeover of power of National-Socialism he she was forced to quit his her studies for racist reason and to leave the University of Vienna (Leaving Certificate ["Abgangszeugnis"] was issued on January 4th, 1939).

His father was released from the Wehrmacht for racist reason on April 25th, 1938 and he and his family were also terminated from the official residence, had to find a rental apartment at short notice and then lived in Vienna's 9th district, Porzellangasse 5.


Lit.: Archive of the University of Vienna/enrollment forms ("Nationale") MED 1937-1938; Austrian State Archive, OeStA/Archive of the Republic, AdR/E-uReang/VVSt/VA/2695; information from Dr. Barbara Sauer, Vienna 02/2019.


Herbert Posch


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Nationale of Karl Steiner, fall term 1937/38 (front), photo: Herbert Posch, © Archive of the University of ViennaNationale of Karl Steiner, fall ter...
Nationale of Karl Steiner, fall term 1937/38 (back), photo: Herbert Posch, © Archive of the University of ViennaNationale of Karl Steiner, fall ter...
Nationale of Karl Steiner, spring term 1938 (front), photo: Herbert Posch, © Archive of the University of ViennaNationale of Karl Steiner, spring t...
Nationale of Karl Steiner, spring term 1938 (back), photo: Herbert Posch, © Archive of the University of ViennaNationale of Karl Steiner, spring t...



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