Johannes Koll (ed.): „Säuberungen“ an österreichischen Hochschulen 1934–1945. Voraussetzungen, Prozesse, Folgen
Böhlau-Verlag: Vienna/Cologne/Weimar 2017, www.boehlau-verlag.com.
About the book
Austrofascism, National Socialism, the denazification process that started after Austria’s liberation from Nazi rule – the various regime changes in the first half of the 20th century had far-reaching consequences for Austria’s universities. “Purges” were carried out among students and university staff to help to bring society in line with the positions of the regimes in power. The contributions presented in this volume take a close look at the conditions under which these political interventions were carried out, the way they were implemented, and the effects of the politically motivated changes to the faculty and the student population. In addition to an analysis of the general conditions prevalent during the years in question, the book also presents case studies on different universities and individual personal fates, drawing comparisons between the different universities and regimes. This book is a result of WU’s Commemorative Project. It includes several contributions that specifically investigate past developments at the University of World Trade.