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Mathematicians Fleeing from Nazi Germany by Reinhard Siegmund-Schultze

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APPENDIX 4.1

A Letter by Emmy Noether of January 1935 to the Emergency Committee in New York Regarding Her Scientific and Political Interests during Emigration1

Bryn Mawr CollegeBryn Mawr, PennsylvaniaDepartment of Mathematics

Jan. 30, 1935

Dr. E. R. Murrow

Assistant Secretary of the Emergency Committee i. Aid of Germ. Scholars New York City

My dear Dr. Murrow:

I thank you for your letter of Jan. 21, asking me to participate in a symposium on American education. It is a great honor to me, but I am very sorry to say that I cannot do it.

I always went my own way, in teaching and research work, here and abroad, and I really could not speak with any authority on the questions you are interested in.

I hope you will find some of the mathematicians, ...

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