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  ...

Siegfried Berl

  • Born: 05-17-1889
  • Faculty: Faculty of Medicine
  • Category: deprivation of academic degree

Siegfried BERL (born on May 17th, 1889 in Wiener Neustadt/Lower Austria), had graduated at the Medical School at the University of Vienna on January 23rd, 1914 with the academic degree 'Dr. med.'.
In times of Nazism he was deprived of his academic degree on July 14th, 1942 with the racist argument, that he as a Jew was not considered dignified an academic degree of a German university ('eines akademischen Grades einer deutschen Hochschule unwürdig').
It took 13 years since the deprivation - and a very long time since the end of Nazism - until the regranting of the doctorate took finally place on May 15th, 1955.


Siegfried Berl: Graduation registry ("Promotionsprotokoll"), Medical School: graduation on January 23rd, 1914, No. 0481, photo: Katharina Kniefacz (c) Vienna University ArchiveSiegfried Berl: Graduation registry...

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