Physicists between Autonomy and Accommodation
Hardback 384pp Illustrated
9781107006843   Product Code: 21686
Comprising eleven essays, this is a history of an important scientific institution, the German Physical Society, during the Third Reich. Some Jewish members, including Haber and Einstein, left after Hitler became chancellor in 1933, but later the Society was forced to expel its Jewish scientists. Only by accommodating the Nazis in that way could it retain some autonomy; it was a policy that culminated in the Society's president placing physics in the service of the war effort.