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Mathematicians Fleeing from Nazi Germany by Reinhard Siegmund-Schultze

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ELEVEN

EpilogueTHE POSTWAR RELATIONSHIP OF GERMAN AND AMERICAN MATHEMATICIANS

In us, the ones directly and indirectly affected, there must be enough love to let pale the evil pictures of the past.

—Max Dehn c. 19501

THE postwar situation2 brought with it a multitude of partly contradictory developments in mathematics in Germany. Almost all of them were the result of the war, and most of them were connected to consequences of emigration, in particular to the relationship between mathematicians who had remained in Germany and emigrants. Some of these developments led to a further weakening of German mathematics due to further emigration of established mathematicians and promising students3 and restrictions on research imposed as a result of decisions ...

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