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  ...


Otto Marburg

  • Born: 05-25-1874
  • Faculty: Faculty of Medicine
  • Category: expelled teacher

Otto MARBURG (born on May 25th, 1874 in Römerstadt, died on June 13th, 1948 in New York) was an extraordinary professor for Neurologie at the Medical 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 on April 22nd, 1938.

Marburg was able to emigrate to the USA via Great Britain. Josef Gerstmann, a fellow neurologist and psychiatrist, was on the same ship (S.S. Aquitania), which arrived in New York on June 14th, 1938.

Lit.: MERINSKY 1980, 153-155; Lawrence A. ZEIDMAN, Matthias Georg ZILLER u. Michael SHEVELL, Gerstmann, Sträussler, and Scheinker. The persecution of the men behind the syndrome, in: Neurology 83/3 (15.Jul.2014), 272-277; UB MedUni Wien/van Swieten Blog.


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