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Election of Jewish Professor As Dean of Vienna University Medical Faculty Results in Anti-jewish Rio

June 25, 1932
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The election to-day of a Jew, Professor Ernst Peter Pick, as Dean of the Medical Faculty of Vienna University, has immediately been followed by an outbreak of antisemitic rioting at the University, in which several Jewish students have been badly injured. A number of Socialist students were also attacked and injured.

The wounded Jewish students are Kurt Hasterdig, Fritz Singer, Wilhelm Gross, and Erich Stamm, who have serious eye and nose injuries.

Dr. Kornmehl, the President of the Jewish Students’ Corporation, who intervened, trying to stop the fighting, was also attacked and thrown down the University slope.

Nazi rioting also took place to-day at the Technical High School.

The Rectorate of the University has ordered that no one should be admitted without producing their documents, and is considering further measures because it is feared that the election of a Jewish professor as Dean will start a series of antisemitic disturbances.

Professor Ernst Peter Pick, is a famous physiologist and chemist. He was born at Jaromerz, in Bohemia, on May 18th., 1872. In 1904 he started work at Vienna University in medical chemistry, and in 1911 he was appointed Extraordinary Professor at the University, becoming Ordinary Professor in 1924, when he was also appointed a member of the Board of the Pharmaceutical Institute of Vienna University. He has written a large number of scientific works which have been “crowned”.

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