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Mathematicians Fleeing from Nazi Germany by Reinhard Siegmund-Schultze

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APPENDIX 5.1

Richard Courant in October 1945 to the American Authorities Who Were Responsible for German Scientific Reparation1

Mr. R. H. Scannell, ChiefEconomic Intelligence DivisionForeign Economic Administration61 BroadwayNew York, N.Y.                                                                           October 24, 1945

Dear Mr. Scannell:

Following up our conversation of this morning, I shall attempt to summarize some of the points touched upon:

The general question was: What could or should be attempted by the Reparations Commission in the scientific field? Of course, all specific actions have to stem from a basic policy which I shall not go into in this letter. Moreover, the specific recommendations I make below refer only to a rather ...

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