Dr., Dr. med. Olga Weiss

Title: Dr., Dr. med.
Prename: Olga
Surname: Weiss
Name of birth: Horowitz
Profession: Physician
Birthday: 05/20/1885
Place of birth: Vienna
Date of death: 02/07/1979
Place of death: Vienna
Married since: 1921
Married to: Dr. Paul Weiss
Profession husband: Physician, died in Theresienstadt concentration camp
Education: University studies (natural sciences) in Vienna, doctorate; women teachers’ examination for middle schools; later Dr. med.
Career: Works as nurse during World War I; later pediatric nurse specializing in orthopedics; from November 1938 trainee, from July 1939 assistant physician at the Rothschild Hospital, Vienna; 1942 deported with her husband to Theresienstadt concentration camp, put to work as camp physician; 1945 returns to Vienna; May–November 1947 “refresher course” in Britain offered by the British Federation of University Women (BFUW); before 1950 two stays in Britain funded by the British Postgraduate Medical Federation; British immigration restrictions prevent her from remaining with her sister in Britain, so returns to work at a hospital in Vienna
Memberships: In contact with the British Federation of University Women (BFUW) through her sister, Grete Horowitz, who left Vienna for Britain during the Nazi period and became established as a teacher there
Biographical literature: [Schicksale jüdischer Ärzte in Wien, ausgewählte Biografien, Österreichische Akademie der Wissenschaften](http://www.oeaw.ac.at/fileadmin/NEWS/2011/pdf/biografien_juedische_aerzte.pdf)
Major works: *Histologische Beiträge über die Wirkung der Trichloressigsäure, Chromsäure, Milchsäure und Argentum nitricum* (Bern: R. Suter, 1909)
Links: [BiografiA](http://www.biografia.at/); [Schicksale jüdischer Ärzte in Wien, ausgewählte Biografien, Österreichische Akademie der Wissenschaften](http://www.oeaw.ac.at/fileadmin/NEWS/2011/pdf/biografien_juedische_aerzte.pdf)