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  ...


Erwin Stransky

  • Born: 07-03-1877
  • Faculty: Faculty of Medicine
  • Category: expelled teacher

Erwin STRANSKY (born on July 3rd, 1877 in Vienna, died on January 26th, 1962 in Vienna) was lecturer ("Privatdozent") for psychiatry and neurology 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.

>>> more detailled biography only in German (to be translated soon)

Lit.: Archive of the University of Vienna/personnel roster 1937/38, rectorate GZ 677 ex 1937/38, senate S 304.1253; MERINSKY 1980, 261-265; MÜHLBERGER 1993, 34; Daniela Angetter, Erwin Stransky, Biografie des Monats, ÖAW 2012; Peter Autengruber, Birgit Nemec, Oliver Rathkolb u. Florian Wenninger, Umstrittene Wiener Straßennamen. Ein kritisches Lesebuch. Wien 2014, 56–58; REITER-ZATLOUKAL/SAUER 2020; UB MedUni Wien/van Swieten Blog; wienwiki; wikipedia.

Herbert Posch


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