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Mathematicians Fleeing from Nazi Germany by Reinhard Siegmund-Schultze

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Acculturation, Political Adation, and theAmerican Entrance into the War

The intimacy of the coffee house had to give way to the distance and strangeness of the American lifestyle, and so they were for the most part happy but not glücklich.

—L. Coser 19881

Another bar between the foreign professor and his students was the difference in attitude which characterized the European as distinguished from the American professor. The former had developed to a fine art the technique of social distance from his students.

—M. R. Davie 19472

I think it should be accepted as a norm that only in rare cases can we expect the European scholar to be placed in an institution in academic life in America corresponding to what he had in Europe before the disaster. ...

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