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  ...


Wilhelm Schlesinger

  • Born: 06-06-1869
  • Faculty: Faculty of Medicine
  • Category: expelled teacher

Wilhelm SCHLESINGER (born on June 6th, 1869 in Vienna, died on September 18th, 1947 in Grenoble) was lecturer ('Dozent') for Interne Medizin at the Medical School of the University of Vienna. He resided in Tirana/Albania since 1935.
He was persecuted in times of Nazism as a Jew lost his position and was thrown out of the university on April 22nd, 1938. He was able to emigrate to France in 1939.

Lit.: MERINSKY 1980, 241-242; UB MedUni Wien/van Swieten Blog

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