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  ...

Gersch Tsvi [Zvi] Sofer

  • Born: 01-28-1911
  • Faculty: Faculty of Philosophy
  • Category: expelled student

Gersch Tsvi (Zvi) SOFER, born on January 28th, 1911 in Jaltuschkow/Russia [Ukraine] (entitled residency ('heimatberechtigt') for Tel-Aviv/Palestine [Israel], Citizenship: Palestine), lived in Vienna 8, Lederergasse 18/10, was enrolled finally in the spring term 1938 at the Philosophical School in the 2nd year of his studies and took courses in Musicology.

Zvi Sofer graduated in Goettingen/Western Germany in 1965 and was a researcher and teacher in Judaism at the University of Muenster 1966-1980. 1976-1980 he also was cantor of the jewish community Muenster. He wrote a jewish cookbook as well as organized folk and cultural-historical exhibitions, a well-known specialist in jewish folk and art.

He dies on January 25, 1980 in Muenster.

Lit.: Obituary in "Westfaelische Nachrichten", January 26/27, 1980


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Nationale of Gersch Tsvi Sofer, fall term 1937/38 (1st form front), Photo: H. Posch (c) Universitätsarchiv WienNationale of Gersch Tsvi Sofer, fal...
Nationale of Gersch Tsvi Sofer, fall term 1937/38 (1st form back), Photo: H. Posch (c) Universitätsarchiv WienNationale of Gersch Tsvi Sofer, fal...
Nationale of Gersch Tsvi Sofer, fall term 1937/38 (2nd form front), Photo: H. Posch (c) Universitätsarchiv WienNationale of Gersch Tsvi Sofer, fal...
Nationale of Gersch Tsvi Sofer, fall term 1937/38 (2nd form back), Photo: H. Posch (c) Universitätsarchiv WienNationale of Gersch Tsvi Sofer, fal...
Nationale of Gersch Tsvi Sofer, spring term 1938 (1st form front), Photo: H. Posch (c) Universitätsarchiv WienNationale of Gersch Tsvi Sofer, spr...
Nationale of Gersch Tsvi Sofer, spring term 1938 (1st form back), Photo: H. Posch (c) Universitätsarchiv WienNationale of Gersch Tsvi Sofer, spr...



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