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The mentality of German physicists, 1945-1949.

Author: Klaus Hentschel
Publisher: Oxford ; New York : Oxford University Press, 2007.
Edition/Format:   Print book : English
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The perplexing behaviour of even morally acclaimed German physicists toward the Allied occupiers after WWII is examined. Their public and private statements are examined and may shed light on the  Read more...

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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Klaus Hentschel
ISBN: 9780199205660 0199205663
OCLC Number: 173656540
Description: 205 pages ; 25 cm
Contents: 1. Scientists in Germany seen from the outside ; 2. Tensions with the Allies ; 3. Russian phobia ; 4. Sense of isolation and grief over the fragmentation of Germany ; 5. Bitterness about the "export of scientists" ; 6. Scapegoating the 'Aryan physics' movement ; 7. Forgetting ; 8. Shame, listlessness and lethargy ; 9. Self-justification and the guilt issue ; 10. Self-pity, sentimentality and selfishness ; 11. 'Propaganda-free day-to-day' and political apathy ; 12. New awareness of a scientist's responsibility ; 13. Workaholism: "If we want to live, we must rebuild" ; 14. Side-lining of emigres and critics ; 15. Insensitivity in communicating with emigres ; 16. Distrust and obduracy among emigres ; 17. The mental aftermath

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A well-researched, well-written, well-translated [and] fascinating insight into the lives of some of the giants of the 20th-century physics * Times Higher Education Supplement * Hentschel's book is Read more...

 
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