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The quantum exodus : Jewish fugitives, the atomic bomb, and the Holocaust

Author: Gordon Fraser
Publisher: Oxford [England] ; New York : Oxford University Press, 2016.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"It was no accident that the Holocaust and the Atomic Bomb happened at the same time. When the Nazis came into power in 1933, their initial objective was not to get rid of Jews. Rather, their aim was to refine German culture: Jewish professors and teachers at fine universities were sacked. Atomic science had attracted a lot of Jewish talent, and as Albert Einstein and other quantum exiles scattered, they realized  Read more...
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Genre/Form: History
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Gordon Fraser
ISBN: 9780199592159 0199592152 0198768001 9780198768005
OCLC Number: 930758508
Notes: Published in hardback in 2012.
Description: 267 pages, 8 unnumbered pages of plates : illustrations ; 23 cm
Contents: Neutrons and Nazis --
The rise of German science --
Cultural cleansing --
Emblematic emigrants --
The fall of German science --
Plagues --
Abide with me --
Fission mission --
Gathering nuclear fuel --
For in much wisdom is much grief --
Science and anxiety --
Epilogue : Europe redux --
Appendix 1. A list of emigrant scientists --
Appendix 2. Sources and bibliography.
Responsibility: by Gordon Fraser.
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