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Mathematicians Fleeing from Nazi Germany by Reinhard Siegmund-Schultze

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APPENDIX 4.2

Richard Courant’s Resignation from the German Mathematicians’ Association DMV in 19351

[La Rochelle, New York], February 19, 1939

Prof. Dr. W. Blaschke, Mathematical Institute of the UniversityRothenbaumchaussee 21Hamburg 13

Dear Mister Blaschke:

attached I send you my declaration of resignation from the German Mathematicians’ Association [Deutsche Mathematiker-Vereinigung] with the request to forward the letter to the person in charge. I need not say to you that I find it hard to take this step, after hearing how you and others were trying to get the Mathematiker-Vereinigung back into reasonable procedures [sachliches Fahrwasser]. My hope that the ill-fated decision of Pyrmont would be tacitly canceled by not publishing it has ...

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