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Mathematicians Fleeing from Nazi Germany by Reinhard Siegmund-Schultze

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APPENDIX 3.5

Max Pinl—Later Author of the Pioneering Reports (1969–72) on Mathematical Refugees—in a Letter to Hermann Weyl on the Situation in Czechoslovakia Immediately after the Munich Dictate of September 29, 19381

Amsterdam Z, Molenbeekstraat 6/I; 4.10.38 [October 4, 1938]

(Nederland)

Dear Professor [Weyl or, less likely, Veblen],

I take the liberty of sending you copies of my two most recent publications. For the time being I am in Amsterdam in Holland and cannot return to Prague, because due to the political tensions between the German Reich and the Republic of Czechoslovakia the entire railway service is interrupted. I had business here in Holland, because my German translation of Prof. V. Hlavaty’s Textbook “Differential Geometry ...

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