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  ...


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 [].; Jewish Journal 1997; Opens external link in new windowobituary 2017.

Alexander Niederhuber und Herbert Posch


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...
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