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  ...

Hermine Löw-Beer (verh. Frischauf)

  • Born: 05-15-1920
  • Faculty: Faculty of Medicine
  • Category: expelled student

Hermine LÖW-BEER, born on May 15th, 1920 in Vienna, daughter of Ernst Löw-Beer (general manager of bank Merkur, retired, born 1879), and of Hermine Barbara, née Wagerer, lived in Viennas' 12th district, Arndtstrasse 89. Her parents had married in 1906 at the temple Seitenstettengasse in Vienna, but her father resigned from the Jewish Community in 1920.

She was enrolled in the fall term 1938/39 at the Medical School in the 1st year of her studies (fall term 1938/39 was validated on April 22nd, 1939). Although roman-catholic, she was discriminated as a so called "Mischling 1. Grades" but could continue her studies at first - valid until revoked – until 1943/44. On December 18, 1943 she could even graduate, but was at the same time banned from her profession. Her older brother Hans Löw-Beer was forced to leave the university in 1938 for racist reasons in the last year of his studies.

Her fellow student and later husband Johannes Frischauf, also dicriminated as "Mischling 1. Grades", could continue with his medical studies with restrictions and could also finally finish his studies at the University of Vienna in times of National-Socialism.


Lit.: Achive of the University of Vienna/Nationale MED; MED GZ 10/1941; information from Dr. Barbara Sauer, Vienna 2019.

Herbert Posch


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