Albin Lesky, o. Univ.-Prof. Dr. Dr. h.c.

7.7.1896 – 28.2.1981
born in Graz, Austria died in Innsbruck, Austria


Ehrung Titel Datierung Fakultät
Honorary Senator sen.h.c. 1966 Faculty of Philosophy
Gate of Remembrance Lesky Gate 1998/99 (until 2023/24) Faculty of Humanities

Albin Lesky was honored in 1998 by naming one of the "Gates of Remembrance" on the campus of the University of Vienna after him and his wife Erna Lesky (Lesky Gate, passageway from Court 3 to Court 13, near "Narrenturm"). In November 2023, the Senate of the University of Vienna decided to discontinue the honor as part of the redesign of the "Gates of Remembrance" due to the active involvement of the Lesky couple in National Socialism.

The honors are classified as "problematic" in 2022/23 due to Albin Lesky's involvement in National Socialism. Lesky was already involved in the German national-ethnic association "Südmark" in the 1920s. He was a party member from December 15, 1938 (as was his wife Erna Lesky). He was involved in "Aktion Ritterbusch" (wartime use of the humanities in Nazi war propaganda, aimed at selection, deportation and genocide).


Dean Faculty of Philosophy 1958/59
Rector 1963/64

> Short biography in German

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