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Mathematicians Fleeing from Nazi Germany by Reinhard Siegmund-Schultze

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APPENDIX 4.4

Hermann Weyl to Harlow Shapley on June 5,1943, Concerning the Problems of the Immigrant fromGöttingen, Felix Bernstein1

Another case is that of Felix Bernstein, who has been connected with the Dental Department of New York University for the last years, doing work on biometrics, but now he has reached the retiring age of 65. He has only a microscopic pension, and the conditions in his family are not good. But he is still in a pretty active state and I have no doubt that he could do very useful work indeed, in particular in connection with the war effort. He has a brilliant and exceptionally versatile mind, teeming with original ideas (of which probably not more than 20 per cent. ever mature, but even that is plenty). Bernstein started ...

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