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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Erwin Hahn

  • Born: 11-09-1917
  • Faculty: Faculty of Medicine
  • Category: expelled student

Erwin HAHN, born on November 9th, 1917 in Stockerau/Lower Austria (entitled residency ('heimatberechtigt') for Stockerau/Lower Austria, Citizenship: Austria), son of Hermann Hahn (merchant in Stockerau), lived in Stockerau, Prager Strasse 21, was enrolled finally in the spring term 1938 at the Medical School in the 3rd year of his studies (Leaving Certificate ('Abgangszeugnis') was issued on July 15th, 1938). He was forced to quit his studies and to leave the university for racist reason. The last term was not validated for the euphemistic reason "lack of attendance" ("wegen mangelnder Frequenz").

Erwin Hahn could emigrate to Palestine [Israel] in the end of 1938 (notice of departure: from Vienna's 2nd district, Kleine Sperlgasse 1/37 on December 2, 1938 to Palestine [Israel]).
His parent Adeline (Lina) Hahn, nee Scheuer (1881-1941) and Hermann Hahn (1882-1941) were deported on October 19th, 1941 from Vienna's 2nd district, Weintraubengasse 19/16 to Lódż/Litzmannstadt and were murdered there. His sister Erna Hahn emigrated to England, married Richard Burnett and lived in London until she died.

Erwin Hahn married Margarethe [Margalit] Pardo (b. November 26th, 1920) on September 15th, 1942. As he could not continue with his medical studies in Palestine, he returned to Vienna in April 1947 to finish his medical studies. The spring term 1938 was validated. He lived then in Gumpendorferstrasse 80/1 with Arabella Meisel. As soon as he had finished his studies, he graduated on March 23rd, 1950, became "Dr.med.univ." (M.D.) and left Vienna to return to Israel.

Erwin Hahn worked most of his life as a doctor at the Afula Hospital in Israel and lived in Haifa. Together with his wife Margalit he had two children. His daughter Shlomit also studied medicine and became a doctor in Israel as did her daughter Goni. His son emigrated from Israel to Australia, but his children returned to Israel.


Lit.: Archive University of Vienna/Medical School: Nationale 1936-1938, 1947-1949; POSCH/INGRISCH/DRESSEL 2008, 399; KNIGHT 2017, 84; REITER-ZATLOUKAL/SAUER 2021; DÖW-NS-Victims-Database; information from from Dr. Barbara Sauer, Vienna 03/2019, from his daughter Dr. Shlomit Katz, Israel 01/2021, and from his granddaughter Ruth Hahn, Israel, 01/2021.


Herbert Posch


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