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  ...


Max Neuburger

  • Born: 12-08-1868
  • Faculty: Faculty of Medicine
  • Category: expelled teacher

Max NEUBURGER (born on December 8th, 1868 in Vienna as son of Ferdinand Neuburger (1831-1914), merchant from Munich/Germany, and Helene, née Defflis (born around 1838) from Hamburg/Germany, died on March 15th, 1955 in Vienna) was emerited professor for History of Medicine ("Geschichte der Medizin") at the Medical School of the University of Vienna.

Neuburger was married to Johanna, née Conrad (ca. 1878-1930) since 1906, the couple had two sons: the future chemical enigneer Camillo (Maximilian) Neuburger (1900-ca. 1980) and the future physician Friedrich Neuburger (1908-1992). Since 1915 the family lived in Vienna's 7th district, Neubaugasse 79/7.

He was persecuted in times of Nazism as a Jew lost his position as honorary professor and was forced to leave the university on April 22nd, 1938. In August 1939 he was able to emigrate to London/Great Britain.

In 1948 Max Neuburger emigrated to Buffalo/USA but returned to Austria in 1952. 

Lit.: Vienna City archive/Historical Central Registration of Viennese inhabitants; MUEHLBERGER 1993, 28; CZEIKE Vol. 4 1995; Deutsche Biographie; RÖDER 1983; MERINSKY 1980, 163-165; UB MedUni Wien/van Swieten Blog.

Herbert Posch


Dismissal of Max Neuburger, appointment of Rudolf Geissler, Vienna, April 7th, 1938, © Archive of the University of ViennaDismissal of Max Neuburger, appoint...

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