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  ...

Hans Abels

  • Born: 02-18-1873
  • Faculty: Faculty of Medicine
  • Category: expelled teacher

Hans ABELS (born on February 18th, 1873 in Vienna) was private lecturer ("Privatdozent") for pediatrics at the Medical School of the University of Vienna.

He was persecuted in times of Nazism as a Jew lost his position and was thrown out of the university on April 22nd, 1938.

More detailed biography only in >>> German - to be translated soon.

Lit.: Archive of the University of Vienna/Senate S 304.3, MED PA 948, PromProt MED 1929-1941 M13 Nr. 818; Austrian State Archive, OeStA/Archive of the Republic, AdR/06-Finances/E-uReang/VVSt/VA 30575 Hans ABELS; Vienna City Archive/Historical Central Registration of Viennese inhabitants; FISCHER 1938; MÜHLBERGER 1993, 18; MERINSKY 1980, 1-2;  UB MedUni Wien/van Swieten Blog; FISCHER und VOSWINCKEL, Biographisches Lexikon der hervorragenden Ärzte der letzten fünfzig Jahre, Bd. 3, S. 5f. (A 740/3); Elke MÜHLLEITNER, Biographisches Lexikon der Psychoanalyse, 1992; FEIKES 1999 ANDERL, Provenienzforschung am Museum für Völkerkunde Wien, in: Archiv für Völkerkunde 59–60, 2009, 29–31; Christine DIERCKS at 2012; REITER-ZATLOUKAL/SAUER 2021; passenger database Ellis Island;; information from Mag. Emmanuel Maria Dammerer, Vienna 10/2020 and from Dr. Barbara Sauer, Vienna 10/2020.

Herbert Posch



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