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  ...

Norbert (Nathan) Tischler

  • Born: 10-05-1879
  • Faculty: Faculty of Law
  • Category: deprivation of academic degree

Norbert (Nathan) TISCHLER (born on October 5th, 1879 in Przemysl, Galicia/Austro-Hungaria (Przemysl, Poland), had graduated at the Law School at the University of Vienna on February 6th, 1903 with the academic degree 'Dr. iur.'. He worked as an advocate and was a member of the Vienna bar association from 1910 to 1938.

In times of Nazism he emigrated from Austria in 1939 and was deprived of his academic degree on May 8th, 1941 with the racist argument, that he as a Jew was not considered dignified an academic degree of a German university ('eines akademischen Grades einer deutschen Hochschule unwürdig'). At this point of time he resided in Mexico.

It took 62 years since the deprivation – and a very long time since the end of Nazism – until the regranting of the doctorate took finally place on April 10th, 2003 posthumously in a solemn ceremony.

Lit.: POSCH/STADLER 2005, SAUER/REITER-ZATLOUKAL 2010, 345; Auskunft Meldearchiv; ÖStA VA 854; ÖStA Hilfsfonds, Archiv der Universität Wien RA 1416 ex 1939/40.

Herbert Posch


Nathan Tischler, graduation and deprivation of the doctorate, 'Promotionsprotokoll' Law School 1897-1903, Photo: Herbert Posch, (c) Archiv Universität WienNathan Tischler, graduation and dep...
Request for depromotion for Dr. Norbert Tischler by "Reichserziehungsministerium Berlin" (c) Vienna University ArchiveRequest for depromotion for Dr. Nor...
Resolution for depromotion for Norbert Tischler from May 8, 1941 by the University of Vienna (c) Vienna University ArchiveResolution for depromotion for Norb...
Nathan Tischler, regranting of the doctorate on April 10th, 2003, 'Promotionsprotokoll' Law School 1897-1903, Photo: Herbert Posch, (c) Archiv Universität WienNathan Tischler, regranting of the ...

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