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  ...

Edith Taglicht

  • Born: 07-02-1901
  • Faculty: Faculty of Philosophy
  • Category: deprivation of academic degree

Edith TAGLICHT (born on July 2nd, 1901 in Gainfarn, NÖ), had graduated at the Philosophical School at the University of Vienna in German language and literature Studies on November 11th, 1925 with the academic degree 'Dr. phil.' (dissertation: 'Das Purimspiel des König Ahasveros bei Schudt').
In times of Nazism she was deprived of her academic degree on July 14th, 1942 with the racist argument, that she as a Jew was not considered dignified an academic degree of a German university ('eines akademischen Grades einer deutschen Hochschule unwürdig').
It took 13 years since the deprivation - and a very long time since the end of Nazism - until the regranting of the doctorate took finally place on May 15th, 1955.



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