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  ...

Jakob (Jacob) Habermann (Haberman)

  • Born: 09-13-1912
  • Faculty: Faculty of Philosophy
  • Category: expelled student

Jakob HABERMANN (Jacob HABERMAN), born on September 13th, 1912 in Gólógóry/Poland [Ukraine] (entitled residency ('heimatberechtigt') for Rowanska/Poland, Citizenship: Poland), son of Markus Leib (Mordechai Arie) Habermann (Rabbi, 1882-1945) and Sima Habermann, née Schorr (1885-1926), lived in Vienna's 9th district, Meynertgasse 6/9, was enrolled finally in the fall term 1937/38 at the Philosophical School in the 4th and last year of his studies and took courses in History and Geography ('Absolutorium' was certified on January 22nd, 1938).

He registered for the final exams on October 8th, 1937 already and passed the first exam ('Rigorosum') on December 18th, 1937. But in March 1938 the examination procedure is interrupted. After the takeover of power of National-Socialism he was forced to quit his studies for racist reason witout graduation and to leave the University of Vienna.

His younger brother Oswald Habermann (1915-1997), who studied at the Philosophical School, too, was also expelled from the University of Vienna.

Jakob Habermann had to flee from Vienna and could emigrate to the USA. After the end of Second World War he presented his dissertation in History: "Die Rolle des Individuums in der Geschichte nach Jacob Burckhardt" (doctoral advisors: Santifaller, Mueller) to the University of Vienna in 1947, but no approbation nor a graduation is to be found in the records.

Jacob Haberman died on December 21st, 1975 in New York and is burried on New Montefiore Cemetery in West Babylon, Suffolk County, NY/USA.


Lit.: Archive of the University of Vienna/enrollment forms ("Nationale") PHIL 1933-1938, final examination file and protocoll ("Rigorosenakt und -protokoll") PHIL 31766, PHIL GZ 45 ex 1946/47 ONr. 12, PHIL GZ GZ 45 ex 1947/48, ONr. 41; POSCH/INGRISCH/DRESSEL 2008, 398; www.ancestry.de; VHA-interview with his brother Nathan Haberman, USA 1998.


Herbert Posch


Dokumente

Nationale of Jakob Habermann, fall term 1937/38 (1st form front), Photo: H. Posch (c) Universitätsarchiv WienNationale of Jakob Habermann, fall ...
Nationale of Jakob Habermann, fall term 1937/38 (1st form back), Photo: H. Posch (c) Universitätsarchiv WienNationale of Jakob Habermann, fall ...
Nationale of Jakob Habermann, fall term 1937/38 (2nd form front), Photo: H. Posch (c) Universitätsarchiv WienNationale of Jakob Habermann, fall ...
Nationale of Jakob Habermann, fall term 1937/38 (2nd form back), Photo: H. Posch (c) Universitätsarchiv WienNationale of Jakob Habermann, fall ...



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