The Expulsion of Jewish Chemists and Biochemists from Academia in Nazi Germany

  title={The Expulsion of Jewish Chemists and Biochemists from Academia in Nazi Germany},
  author={U. Deichmann},
  journal={Perspectives on Science},
In contrast to anti-Jewish campaigns at German universities in the 19th century, which met with opposition from liberal scholars, among them prominent chemists, there was no public reaction to the dismissals in 1933. Germany had been an international leader in (bio-)chemistry until the 1930s. Due to a high proportion of Jewish physicists, (bio-)chemistry was strongly affected by the expulsion of scientists. Organic and inorganic chemistry were least affected, while biochemistry suffered most… Expand
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