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Mathematicians Fleeing from Nazi Germany by Reinhard Siegmund-Schultze

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Pretexts, Forms, and the Extentof Emigration and Persecution

These laws are being changed with more ease than for example a mathematician replaces one system of axioms by another.

—G. Szegö 19341

THIS BOOK gives priority to the topic of emigration of mathematicians, including the conditions of immigration in the host countries, especially the United States. The detailed picture of the circumstances in Germany and in German-occupied countries that led to emigration should rather be presented in a book on mathematics under National Socialism, since the behavior of the “unconcerned” colleagues would be of particular importance in such an investigation.2 However, the two processes, expulsion from Germany and immigration in the host countries, ...

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