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  ...

Gisela Bertysch (geb. Klinger)

  • Born: 09-28-1917
  • Faculty: Faculty of Medicine
  • Category: expelled student

Gisela BERTYSCH (nee KLINGER), born on September 28th, 1917 in Vienna/Austria (entitled residency ('heimatberechtigt') for Vienna/Austria, Citizenship: Austria). She was the daughter of Ignaz Klinger (merchant) and was married to Max Bertysch, with whom she lived in in Vienna's 6th district, Hirschengasse 13/12 in autumn 1937 (in spring 1938 she mentiones again her fathers address in the inscription form: Vienna's 11th district, Geiselbergstrasze 60-64, house 3 in "Widholzhof", a communal housing of "Red Vienna"). She had finished highschool with an "Externistenmatura" in summer 1937 and started her medical studies at Vienna University in fall term 1937/38. She was enrolled finally in spring term 1938 at the Medical School in the 1st year of her studies, before she was forced to leave the university for racist reason.

She was able to emigrate to Newsealand via France and Singapur in 1938, and to the USA in 1941. She could not continue with her studies and later worked in the management department of the City of New York/Public Housing.

She died on December 12, 2011.


Lit.: Austrian Heritage Collection at Leo Baeck Institute New York [1894]; information of her nieces Dr. Vivien Burt Diamond and Madeleine Kleinman.


Herbert Posch


Dokumente

Nationale of Gisela Bertysch, fall term 1937/38 (1st form front), Photo: H. Posch (c) Universitätsarchiv WienNationale of Gisela Bertysch, fall ...
Nationale of Gisela Bertysch, fall term 1937/38 (1st form back), Photo: H. Posch (c) Universitätsarchiv WienNationale of Gisela Bertysch, fall ...
Nationale of Gisela Bertysch, spring termn 1938 (1st form front), Photo: H. Posch (c) Universitätsarchiv WienNationale of Gisela Bertysch, sprin...
Nationale of Gisela Bertysch, spring termn 1938 (1st form front), Photo: H. Posch (c) Universitätsarchiv WienNationale of Gisela Bertysch, sprin...



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