The German Physical Society in the Third Reich

    The German Physical Society in the Third Reich

    Physicists between Autonomy and Accommodation

    Dieter Hoffmann; Mark Walker

    Cambridge University Press 2012

    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.

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