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  ...

Karl Kloss

  • Born: 2-18-1917
  • Faculty: Faculty of Medicine
  • Category: expelled student

Karl KLOSS, born on February 7th, 1917 in Vienna/Austria (entitled residency ('heimatberechtigt') for Olmuetz/Moravia [Olomouc/Czech Republic], Citizenship: Austria), son Dr. of Karl Kloss (physician) and his wife Sophie (nee Kohn). His parents moved to Amsterdam/Netherlands in 1920, where his father worked as general practitioner, later also as medical officer at the German embassy. Together with a nanny Karl Kloss lived in Vienna's 2nd district, Rueppgasse 8/8.
After he had graduated from high school in 1935, he began to study medicine at the University of Vienna in fall term 1935/36.

His maternal grandparents belonged to the Jewish Community, therefore Karl Kloss was discriminated as a so called "Mischling 1. Grades" and he was enabled to continue his studies at first - valid until revoked. He was enrolled in the fall term 1938/39 at the Medical School in the 4th year of his studies (fall term 1938/39 was validated on April 26th, 1939). In November 1939 passed the 1st Rigorosum (1st part of the final examinations) and started to work as a helping hand ("Famulus") at the 1st surgicial universiity clinic (head: Prof. Leopold Schoenbauer). 

>>> more detailled biography only in German - to be translated soon

 

Lit.: Vienna University Archive/enrollment forms ("Nationale") Medical School 1937 to 39; graduation registry ("Promotionsprotokoll") MED 1941-1949 Nr. 1243; information from Dr. Barbara Sauer, Vienna 07/2019; information from Dr. Peter Goller, Innsbruck 07/2019; REITER_ZATLOUKAL/SAUER 2019.


Katharina Kniefacz, Herbert Posch


Dokumente

Nationale of Karl Kloss, fall term 1937/38 (front), Photo: H. Posch (c) Vienna University ArchiveNationale of Karl Kloss, fall term ...
Nationale of Karl Kloss, fall term 1937/38 (back), Photo: H. Posch (c) Vienna University ArchiveNationale of Karl Kloss, fall term ...
Nationale of Karl Kloss, spring term 1938 (front), Photo: H. Posch (c) Vienna University ArchiveNationale of Karl Kloss, spring ter...
Nationale of Karl Kloss, spring term 1938 (back), Photo: H. Posch (c) Vienna University ArchiveNationale of Karl Kloss, spring ter...
Nationale of Karl Kloss, fall term 1938/39 (front), Photo: H. Posch (c) Vienna University ArchiveNationale of Karl Kloss, fall term ...
Nationale of Karl Kloss, fall term 1938/39 (back), Photo: H. Posch (c) Vienna University ArchiveNationale of Karl Kloss, fall term ...
Karl Kloss, medical school graduation registry ("Promotionsprotokoll") from June 8th, 1945, © Archive of the University of ViennaKarl Kloss, medical school graduati...



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