The Politics of Memory: Otto Hahn and the Third Reich

@article{Sime2006ThePO,
  title={The Politics of Memory: Otto Hahn and the Third Reich},
  author={R. L. Sime},
  journal={Physics in Perspective},
  year={2006},
  volume={8},
  pages={3-51}
}
  • R. L. Sime
  • Published 2006
  • Physics
  • Physics in Perspective
  • Abstract.As President of the Kaiser Wilhelm Society and its successor, the Max Planck Society, from 1946 until 1960, Otto Hahn (1879–1968) sought to portray science under the Third Reich as a purely intellectual endeavor untainted by National Socialism. I outline Hahn’s activities from 1933 into the postwar years, focusing on the contrast between his personal stance during the National Socialist period, when he distinguished himself as an upright non-Nazi, and his postwar attitude, which was… CONTINUE READING

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