Between Autonomy and Accommodation:The German Physical Society during the Third Reich

  title={Between Autonomy and Accommodation:The German Physical Society during the Third Reich},
  author={Dieter Hoffmann},
  journal={Physics in Perspective},
  • D. Hoffmann
  • Published 1 September 2005
  • Physics in Perspective
Abstract.I first sketch the history of the German Physical Society (Deutsche Physikalische Gesellschaft,DPG) from its founding by six young Berlin scientists as the Physical Society of Berlin (Physikalische Gesellschaft zu Berlin) in 1845, through its renaming as the DPG in 1899 and its rise to prominence by the beginning of the 1930s. I then turn to the history of the DPG during the Third Reich, which can be divided into two periods, from the transfer of power in Germany to the Nazis in 1933… 
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