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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Menachem (später: Marvin) Borenstein (später: Bornstein)

  • Born: 03-13-1919
  • Faculty: Faculty of Medicine
  • Category: expelled student

Menachem BORENSTEIN (Marvin Bornstein), born on March 13th, 1919 in Vienna/Austria (Citizenship: stateless 'staatenlos'), son of Abraham Borenstein (master tailor), lived in Vienna's 2nd district, Leopoldsgasse 45/8, and graduated from high school in June 16th, 1937 at "Bundesgymnasium Wien II". He was enrolled in the fall term 1937/38 at the Medical School in the 1st year of his studies.

In 1938, after the takeover of power of National-Socialism he was forced to quit his studies for racist reason and to leave the University of Vienna.

He emigirated via Italy and Palestine to the USA. He became a rabbi in Los Angeles.


Lit.: Archive of the University of Vienna/enrollment forms ("Nationale") MED 1937-1938; student ID-card S 182.2408, student ID-card S 186.2407; WStLA|Wiener Stadt- und Landesarchiv/M.Abt. 208/A36 - Opferfürsorgeakt - Entschädigungen (E): Menachem (Marvin) Borenstein/Bornstein. Wien; POSCH/INGRISCH/DRESSEL 2008, 367; testimony of Marvin Bornstein (USC|University of Southern California, Shoah Foundation Institute for Visual History and Education: interview 14220 from April 19th, 1996, Los Angeles/USA, interviewer: Leonia Kurgan); testimony of Marvin Bornstein in: Austrian Heritage Collection at Leo Baeck Institute New York [http://www.lbi.org/ahc.html].; Jewish Journal 1997; Opens external link in new windowobituary 2017.


Alexander Niederhuber und Herbert Posch


Dokumente

Nationale of Menachem Borenstein, fall term 1937/38 (1st form front), Photo: H. Posch (c) Universitätsarchiv WienNationale of Menachem Borenstein, f...
Nationale of Menachem Borenstein, fall term 1937/38 (1st form back), Photo: H. Posch (c) Universitätsarchiv WienNationale of Menachem Borenstein, f...
Rabbi Marvin Bornstein, © familiy of Rabbi Marvin BornsteinRabbi Marvin Bornstein, © familiy ...
Marvin Bornstein, Los Angeles 1996, © USCMarvin Bornstein, Los Angeles 1996,...



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