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  ...


Harry Sicher

  • Born: 09-11-1889
  • Faculty: Faculty of Medicine
  • Category: expelled teacher

Harry SICHER (b. September 11th, 1889 in Vienna, d. September 10th, 1974 in the USA) was private lecturer with the title of an extrordinary professor ("Pd.") for dentistry and dental surgery at the Medical School of the University of Vienna.

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

He had to flee from Vienna and could emigrate to the USA.

Lit.: Archive of the University of Vienna, S 304.1192, 106.I.1570; personnell rooster 1937/38 MERINSKY 1980, 223; MUEHLBERGER 1993, 32; UB MUW/van Swieten Blog; Timo Schunck u. Dominik Gross, From Nazi victim to honored scientist: The two lives of Jewish anatomist Harry Sicher (1889–1974), in: Annals of Anatomy, 235 (2021) 151667.

Herbert Posch

zuletzt aktualisiert am 16.02.2021

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