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Mathematicians Fleeing from Nazi Germany by Reinhard Siegmund-Schultze

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APPENDIX 6

Memoirs for My Children (1933/1988)1 Peter Thullen

Introduction by the Editor

The mathematician Peter Thullen (born in Trier, Germany, on August 27, 1907 and died in Lonay on the shores of Lake Geneva, Switzerland, on June 24, 1996) began his scientific career in pure mathematics at the University of Münster (Westphalia, Germany) as a student of Heinrich Behnke (1898–1979), a leading mathematician in complex analysis. Already well known by 1933 through his publications, Thullen decided in 1934, for political reasons and because of his close links with the Catholic youth movement, not to return to Germany after a stay abroad. Instead, he chose to go into exile in Ecuador. He left Latin America in 1952 to take up a position in the social ...

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