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  ...

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Herta Sprinzeles [Spencer-Laszlo]

  • Born: 09-05-1910
  • Faculty: Faculty of Medicine
  • Category: expelled student

Herta SPRINZELES (later married SPENCER-LASZLO), born on September 5th, 1910 in Vienna/Austria (entitled residency ('heimatberechtigt') for Vienna/Austria, Citizenship: Austria),was the daughter of Heinrich Abraham Sprinzeles (retired teacher of religious instruction, born 1868) and Regina (nee Rifke Hirsch, 1877-1942) and lived in Vienna's 2nd district, Herminengasse 15. She was enrolled finally in the fall term 1937/38 at the Medical School in the 5th and last year of her studies ('Absolutorium' was certified on January 25th, 1938). After the so called "Anschluss" in March 1938 she was expelled from the University of Vienna for racist reason and could not finish her studies.

Her younger sister Martha Sprinzeles (later: Mart Schon, born 1914), who studied at the Medical School, too, was also expelled from the University of Vienna.

 

In 1996 she retired in the age of 85 and deceased in 2007 in Riverdale, NY.

 

Lit: information from Mag. Barbara Sauer (Project "Medical Doctors in Austria 1938-1945. Deprivation of Rights, Expulsion, Murder") 2017; Remembering of her granddaughter Jennifer Laszlo Mizrahi 2010 in Jewish Women's Archive. "Herta Spencer-Laszlo, 1911 - 2007" <https://jwa.org/weremember/spencer-laszlo-herta>geni.

Herbert Posch


Dokumente

Nationale of Herta Sprinzeles, fall term 1937/38 (1st form front), Photo: H. Posch (c) Universitätsarchiv WienNationale of Herta Sprinzeles, fall...
Nationale of Herta Sprinzeles, fall term 1937/38 (1st form back), Photo: H. Posch (c) Universitätsarchiv WienNationale of Herta Sprinzeles, fall...



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