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Mathematicians fleeing from Nazi Germany : individual fates and global impact

Author: R Siegmund-Schultze
Publisher: Princeton, N.J. : Princeton University Press, ©2009.
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : Biography : EnglishView all editions and formats
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The emigration of mathematicians from Europe during the Nazi era signaled an irrevocable and important historical shift for the international mathematics world. This book presents an account of this  Read more...

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Siegmund-Schultze, R. (Reinhard), 1953-
Mathematicians fleeing from Nazi Germany.
Princeton, N.J. : Princeton University Press, ©2009
(DLC) 2008048855
Material Type: Biography, Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: R Siegmund-Schultze
ISBN: 9781400831401 1400831407 0691125937 9780691125930
OCLC Number: 792884240
Notes: Publ. à l'origine en allemand en 1998, l'éd. anglaise contient du nouveau matériel non inclus dans l'original ainsi qu'une bibliogr. mise à jour. Originally published in German in 1998.
Description: 1 online resource (xxv, 471 p.) : ill., portr
Contents: The terms "German-speaking mathematician, " "forced, " and "voluntary emigration" --
The notion of "mathematician" plus quantitative figures on persecution --
Early emigration --
Pretexts, forms, and the extent of emigration and persecution --
Obstacles to emigration out of Germany after 1933, failed escape, and death --
Alternative (non-American) host countries --
Diminishing ties with Germany and self-image of the refugees --
The American reaction to immigration : help and xenophobia --
Acculturation, political adaptation, and the American entrance into the war --
The impact of immigration on American mathematics --
Epilogue : the postwar relationship of German and American mathematicians.
Other Titles: Mathematiker auf der Flucht vor Hitler.
Responsibility: Reinhard Siegmund-Schultze.

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