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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Ingrid Leodolter (Zechner)

  • Born: 8-14-1919
  • Faculty: Faculty of Medicine
  • Category: expelled student

Ingrid LEODOLTER (nee ZECHNER), born on August 14th, 1919 in Vienna/Austria (entitled residency ('heimatberechtigt') for Vienna/Austria, Citizenship: Austria), daughter of Dr. Leopold Zechner (school director), lived in Wien 13, Hadikgasse 102. After finishing the High school for girls in Wien-Hietzing with the "Matura", she was enrolled at the Medical School of the University of Vienna from fall term 1937/38 until finally in fall term 1941/42.
She was discriminated as a so called 'Mischling 2. Grades' but could continue her studies – valid until revoked – and graduated on November 2nd, 1943. Her older sister Hildegund Zechner, married Kothbauer (1917-2012) had finished her studies alsready on December 20th, 1939.

After passing a special training for internal medicine, she was appointed medical director at the medical department of the General Hospital (“Allgemeines Krankenhaus”) in 1951 and moved in 1958 to the Sophienhospital in Vienna. She was head of the hospital since 1962.
In 1971 she was appointed to the government under Bundeskanzler Bruno Kreisky, at first without a special department, in 1972 she took the administration of the new constituted ministry of health and environmental protection. In 1974 the "Mutter-Kind-Pass" was introduced, which caused a reduction of the infant mortality in Austria. During her term of office until 1979 she succeeded in increasing the Geburtenbeihilfe and introduced a medical check-up for women over 30 years, which was free of charge to enable early diagnosis of breast and uterus cancer.

Ingrid Leodolter died on November 17th, 1986 in Vienna.

Lit.: Munzinger-ArchiveWeb-Lexikon der Wiener Sozialdemokratie; KNIEFACZ/POSCH 2016 ; KNIEFACZ/POSCH 2017b.


Katharina Kniefacz and Herbert Posch


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Nationale of Ingrid Leodolter (nee Zechner), fall term 1938/39 (front), Photo: Herbert Posch (c) Universitätsarchiv WienNationale of Ingrid Leodolter (nee ...
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