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 Zerner

  • Born: 02-24-1884
  • Faculty: Faculty of Philosophy
  • Category: expelled teacher

Ernst ZERNER (born on February 24th, 1884 in Eibenschütz/Moravia [Ivančice/Czech Republic]) was Pd. (ao. Prof.) for chemistry (organic and anorganic chemistry) at the Philosophical School of the University of Vienna.

He was persecuted in times of Nazism as a Jew lost his position and was thrown out of the university in 1938. He was able to emigrate to London/Great Britain. His daughter Gertrud Zerner, who studied at the Philosophical School, was also expelled from the University of Vienna.

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