Lise Meitner’s escape from Germany

  title={Lise Meitner’s escape from Germany},
  author={R. L. Sime},
  journal={American Journal of Physics},
  • R. L. Sime
  • Published 1990
  • Physics
  • American Journal of Physics
  • Lise Meitner (1878–1968) achieved prominence as a nuclear physicist in Germany; although of Jewish origin, her Austrian citizenship exempted her from Nazi racial laws until the annexation of Austria in 1938 precipitated her dismissal. Forbidden to emigrate, she narrowly escaped to the Netherlands with the help of concerned friends in the international physics community. 
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