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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Lizzy Rapp (verh. Bauer)

  • Born: 04-22-1915
  • Faculty: Faculty of Philosophy
  • Category: expelled student

Lizzy RAPP (married: BAUER), born on April 22nd, 1915 in Vienna/Austria (entitled residency ('heimatberechtigt') for Vienna/Austria, Citizenship: Austria), daughter of Eugen Rapp (editorial journalist, deceased in 1935), lived in Vienna's 2nd district, Sebastian-Kneipp-Gasse 3/17. She was enrolled since 1935 until finally in the fall term 1937/38 at the Philosophical School in the 3rd year of her studies and took courses in Art History.

In 1938, after the takeover of power of National-Socialism she was forced to quit her studies for racist reason and to leave the University of Vienna.

She had to flee from Austria and emigrated to the USA.

Since 2008 her name is mentioned at the monument "Denkmal für Ausgegrenzte, Emigrierte und Ermordete des Kunsthistorischen Instituts der Universität Wien" at the Campus of the University of Vienna (court 9).
The exhibition "Ausgegrenzt, Vertrieben, Ermordet" (2010) at the Department of History of Art of the University of Vienna is dedicated to the memory of Lizzy Rapp and 20 other former art history students of the University of Vienna.


Lit.: Archive of the University of Vienna/Enrollment forms ("Nationale") PHIL 1937-1938; POSCH/INGRISCH/DRESSEL 2008, 358; USC Shoah Foundation Institute for Visual History and Education, University of Southern California, Interview 20182 (New York, 14. Oktober 1996); Denkmal/Ausstellung "Wiener Kunstgeschichte gesichtet" 2008; Ausstellung "Ausgegrenzt, Vertrieben, Ermordet" 2010; Verena Pawlowsky, Die Akademie der bildenden Künste Wien im Nationalsozialismus, Wien 2015, 55, 98; NS-Zeit.akbild.ac.at (2015); Verena Pawlowsky, Vom Dienst enthoben, vom Studium ausgeschlossen. Maßnahmen gegen Beschäftigte und Studierende der Akademie der bildenden Künste in Wien 1938–1945, in: Johannes Koll, Hg., "Säuberungen" an österreichischen Hochschulen 1934–1945 und die Folgen, Wien, Köln u. Weimar 2017, 309–344, hier 337; Beatrix Bastl, Die jüdischen Studierenden der Akademie der bildenden Künste Wien 1848–1948, Hamburg 2019, 204f.


Herbert Posch


Dokumente

Nationale of Lizzy Rapp (später verh. Bauer), fall term 1937/38 (1st form front), Photo: H. Posch (c) Universitätsarchiv WienNationale of Lizzy Rapp (später ve...
Nationale of Lizzy Rapp (später verh. Bauer), fall term 1937/38 (1st form back), Photo: H. Posch (c) Universitätsarchiv WienNationale of Lizzy Rapp (später ve...



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