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  ...


Rudolf Hittmair

  • Born: 05-30-1889
  • Faculty: Faculty of Philosophy
  • Category: expelled teacher

Rudolf HITTMAIR (born on May 30th, 1889 in Vienna, died on November 22nd, 1940 in Innsbruck) was full professor for English Philology at the Philosophical School of the University of Vienna.

He was persecuted in times of Nazism because of his political orientation, lost his position and was thrown out of the university in August 1938.

Lit.: MÜHLBERGER 1993, 42.

Herbert Posch


detailled biography only in >>> German by Andreas Huber - to be translated soon

zuletzt aktualisiert am 04.03.2019

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