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  ...

Hans Schächter (Schachter)

  • Born: 12-20-1906
  • Faculty: Faculty of Medicine
  • Category: expelled teacher

Hans SCHAECHTER (later SCHACHTER), born on December 20th, 1906 in Vienna/Austro-Hungarian Empire, as son of dentist Dr.med. Adolf/Abraham Schaechter. He was unpaid assistant ("unbesoldeter Hochschulassistent") at the dentistry institute (head: Prof. Hans Pichler) at the Medical School of the University of Vienna in 1938.

He had studied medicine at the University of Vienna and graduated there on December 23rd, 1929 and became "Dr.med.univ.". Since June 1st, 1933 he was announced unpaid assistant ("unbesoldeter Hochschulassistent") at the Institute for Dentistry. He lived in Viennas 2nd district, Heinestrasse 25/8, and also had his dentist practice there.

In the aftermath of the "Anschluss" he was fired for racist reason and was forced to leave the universty.He had to flee from vienna and could emigrate to Great Britain on March 17th, 1938, where he lived in Bromley/Kent wohnte and were he could soon restart to work as a dentist.

In England he soon became married to his Vienese colleague, the school dentist Dr.med. Edith Mahler (b. April 14th, 1904) and also changed his family name to "Schachter".


Lit.: Archive of the Univesity of Vienna/rectorate GZ 680/I ex 1937/38, GZ 691 ex 1937/38; Austrian State Archive, OeStA/Archive of the Republic, AdR/06-Finances/Relief Fund; REITER-ZATLOUKAL/SAUER 2020; information from Dr. Barbara Sauer, Vienna 11/2018.


Herbert Posch


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