Racially- and Politically-motivated Expulsions in 1938 at the University of Vienna. The Example of the Faculty of Law and State Cover Image
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Die „Säuberung“ der Universitäten 1938 am Beispiel der Wiener Rechtswissenschaftlichen Fakultät
Racially- and Politically-motivated Expulsions in 1938 at the University of Vienna. The Example of the Faculty of Law and State

Author(s): Kamila Staudigl-Ciechowicz
Subject(s): History, Law, Constitution, Jurisprudence, Jewish studies, Higher Education , History of Education, State/Government and Education, Interwar Period (1920 - 1939), History of Antisemitism
Published by: STS Science Centre Ltd
Keywords: University of Vienna; racially- and politically-motivated expulsions; Anti-Semitism; faculty of law and state;

Summary/Abstract: The following contribution commemorates the racially- and politically-motivated expulsions of academic teachers and students in 1938 at the University of Vienna. Though these expulsions took place in the weeks after the “Anschluss” in March 1938, anti-Semitic occurrences were common at Austrian universities long before 1938. From 1918 on anti-Semitic tendencies at the universities were getting stronger, in spring 1938 Jewish as well as political opponent scholars and students were forced to leave the Austrian universities due to national socialistic ideology. The paper shows the expulsions from a legal point of view, stressing the significance of the laws that where enacted between 1934–1938 by the austrofacist government.

  • Issue Year: 9/2018
  • Issue No: 2
  • Page Range: 40-49
  • Page Count: 10
  • Language: German