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  ...

Ernst Sonnenfeld

  • Born: 09-22-1911
  • Faculty: Faculty of Medicine
  • Category: expelled student

Ernst SONNENFELD, born on September 22nd, 1911 in Vienna/Austria (entitled residency ('heimatberechtigt') for Vienna/Austria, Citizenship: Austria), son of Isidor Sonnenfeld (1882-1942, salesman) and Malwine Sonnenfeld (1888-1942), lived in Vienna's 9th district, Muellnergasse 20/9, was enrolled finally in the spring term 1938 at the Medical School in the 4th year of his studies.

After the takeover of power of National-Socialism in March 1938 he was forced to quit his studies for racist reason. He requested to continue his studies in the context of the 2% Numerus Clausus of Jewish Students, was first allowed to continue for about two months, but finally had to leave the University of Vienna without a chance to finish and graduate (spring term 1938 was validated on October 18th, 1938, a leaving certificate ("Abgangszeugnis") was issued on January 21st, 1939.

National-Socialist governed Vienna immedeately dismissed the Sonnenfeld family from its flat in one of "Red Vienna's" communal housing projects for racist reason and they had to move and found a place to live in nearby Roegergasse 14b/2. Ernst Sonnenfeld had to flee from National Socialist Vienna and was able to emigrate abroad, but little is known about his further live and career.
His parents Isidor and Malwine Sonnenfeld, as well as his sister Louise Sonnenfeld (1909-1942), were deported from Vienna to Minsk, Belarus, on May 27th, 1942 (Transport 23, train Da 204) and were murdered immediately after arriving on June 1st, 1942 in the near Maly Trostinec.


Lit.: Archive of the University of Vienna/enrollment forms ("Nationale") MED 1937-1938, Rectorate GZ 722/II ex 1937/38; POSCH/INGRISCH/DRESSEL 2008, 478; www.doew.at/personensuche; https://www.memento.wien/, yad vashem database.


Herbert Posch


Dokumente

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Sonnenfeld Ernst, study license within the numerus clausus 1938, RA GZ 722/II ex 1937/38, © Archive of the University of ViennaSonnenfeld Ernst, study license wit...
Sonnenfeld Ernst, study license within the numerus clausus 1938, RA GZ 722/II ex 1937/38, © Archive of the University of ViennaSonnenfeld Ernst, study license wit...
Sonnenfeld Ernst, study license within the numerus clausus 1938, RA GZ 722/II ex 1937/38, © Archive of the University of ViennaSonnenfeld Ernst, study license wit...



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