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  ...

Josef Katz

  • Born: 5-4-1910
  • Faculty: Faculty of Medicine
  • Category: expelled student

Josef KATZ, born on May 4th, 1910 in Gliniany, Galicia/Austro-Hungarian Empire [later Poland, today: Hlynjany/Ukraine] (entitled residency ('heimatberechtigt') for Vienna/Austria, Citizenship: Austria), son of Paul Katz (bank official), lived in Vienna's 1st district, Wipplingerstrasse 12.
Josef Katz was enrolled finally in spring term 1937 in the 5th and last year of his studies ("Absolutorium" was certified on November 3rd, 1938) and was preparing for the final examinations ("Rigorosen") in 1938.

In 1938 he was forced to quit his studies and to leave the University of Vienna for racist reason after the takeover of power of National-Socialism. But after numerous incertainties he could finally finish his studies and graduated on October 31st, 1938, but only with the discriminating ceremony of a "Nichtarierpromotion", which included at the same time that he was banned from his profession.

He had to flee from National-Socialist Austria and succeeded in February 1939 to emigrate illegally to Palestine [Israel], where he could later practice as a specialist in urology.

He died at the age of 47 on January 21st, 1957 in Jerusalem/Israel.


Lit.: Archive of the University of Vienna/enrollment forms ("Nationale") MED 1937-1938, graduation registry ("Promotionsprotokoll") MED M 33.14, Nr. 4152; POSCH 2009, 371; information from Dr. Barbara Sauer, Vienna 08/2019; REITER-ZATLOUKAL/SAUER 2019.


Katharina Kniefacz, Herbert Posch


Dokumente

Nationale of Josef Katz, spring term 1937 (1st form, front), Photo: Katharina Kniefacz (c) Vienna University ArchiveNationale of Josef Katz, spring ter...
Nationale of Josef Katz, spring term 1937 (1st form, back), Photo: Katharina Kniefacz (c) Vienna University ArchiveNationale of Josef Katz, spring ter...
Nationale of Josef Katz, spring term 1937 (2nd form, front), Photo: Katharina Kniefacz (c) Vienna University ArchiveNationale of Josef Katz, spring ter...
Nationale of Josef Katz, spring term 1937 (2nd form, back), Photo: Katharina Kniefacz (c) Vienna University ArchiveNationale of Josef Katz, spring ter...
Josef Katz, 'Nichtarierpromotion' on October 31st 1938, 4152 'Promotionsprotokoll' Medical School 1929-1942, Photo: Herbert Posch, (c) Archiv Universität WienJosef Katz, 'Nichtarierpromotion' o...



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