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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Gotthold Hatschek

  • Born: 08-25-1914
  • Faculty: Faculty of Law
  • Category: expelled student

Gotthold HATSCHEK, born on August 25th, 1914 in Vienna, Austro-Hungarian Empire [Austria] (entitled residency ('heimatberechtigt') for Vienna/Austria, Citizenship: Austria), son of Ministerialrat Dr. Otto Hatschek (civil servant), , lived in Vienna's 19th district, Hofzeile 29. He was enrolled at the Law School from 1933 to 1937 and was no more enrolled in 1938, but was preparing for the final examinations ('Rigorosen').

In 1938 he was forced to quit his studies and to leave the University of Vienna for racist reason - allthough protestant ("evangelisch AB") not jewish - after the takeover of power of National-Socialism. But after numerous incertainties he could finally finish his studies and graduated on July 21st, 1938, but only with the discriminating ceremony of a "Nichtarierpromotion", which included at the same time that he was banned from his profession. He graduated as "Gottfried", not "Gotthold" Hatschek, presumably by mistake.

About his further live and carreer there is know very little so far.


Lit.: Archive of the University of Vienna/enrollment forms ("Nationale") JUR 1933-1938, graduation registry ("Promotionsprotokoll") JUR X 1924-1939, Nr. 6516; POSCH 2009, 373; information from Heribert and Gabriele Ohlig, Giessen 03/2020; DOeW-victimsdatabase.


Herbert Posch


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Nationale of Gotthold Hatschek, spring term 1937, (front), photo: Herbert Posch, © Archive of the University of ViennaNationale of Gotthold Hatschek, spr...
Nationale of Gotthold Hatschek, spring term 1937, (back), photo: Herbert Posch, © Archive of the University of ViennaNationale of Gotthold Hatschek, spr...
Gottfried Hatschek, 'Nichtarierpromotion' on July 21st 1938, 6516 'Promotionsprotokoll' Law School 1924-1939, Photo: Herbert Posch, (c) Archiv Universität WienGottfried Hatschek, 'Nichtarierpro...



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