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Mathematicians Fleeing from Nazi Germany by Reinhard Siegmund-Schultze

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APPENDIX 3.1

Report Compiled by Harald Bohr “Together with Different German Friends” in May 1933 Concerning the Present Conditions in German Universities, in Particular with Regard to Mathematics and Theoretical Physics1

THE “REVOLUTION” has had a more profound effect on the universities than one would have thought at first sight. A determined attempt is being made to alter the fundamental character of the German universities; the definite character of the changes is not as yet fully determined, but changes are certain. The official slogan is as follows: “The time for objective science is past; the universities now simply have the problem of laying foundations for and building up a national sentiment.” Science and mathematics only have a right ...

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