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Biologists Under Hitler [Hardcover]

Ute Deichmann


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Table of Contents

Part 1 The expulsion and emigration of scientists, 1933-1939 - a brief summary of legal measures; "non-Aryan" dismissals and emigrations; political dismissals and emigrations; the impact of the expulsion of biologists on research in germany; Viktor Hamburger and Johannes Holtfreter: the expulsion of two eminent experimental embryologists; dismissed biologists able to continue their work in Germany; Karl von Frisch, the Mischling, and the solidarity of his colleagues; the return of emigre biologists to scientific institutes in germany after 1945; Wiedergutmachung in public and civil service; Gerta von Ubisch: the emigration and return of a professor. Part 2 NSDAP membership, careers, and research funding - NSDAP membership; the significance of NSDAP membership for habilitation and appointments; the chair in zoology in Munster, 1935-1937; "German biology": the example of Ernst Lehmann; the Notgemeinschaft (Emergency Association) of German science, the German research association, and the Reich Research Council under national socialism; funding for biological projects by the DFG and the RFR, 1933-1945, and the significance of NSDAP membership; research funding for biologists at universities and Kaiser Wilhelm Institutes; research funding and the quality of research; funding according to individuals and specialities; the political and ideological background to research funding. Part 3 The content and result of research at universities - botany; zoology; Konrad Lorenz, ethology, and national socialist racial doctrine. Part 4 The content and result of research at Kaiser Wilhelm Institutes - the KWI for biology, Berlin-Dahlem; the division for virus research of the KWIs for biology and biochemistry, Berlin-Dahlem; the KWI for cultivated plant research, Tuttenholf; the KWI for breeding research (Erwin Baur Institute), Muncheberg; the genetic department of the KWI for brain research, Berlin-Buch; the KWI for biophysics, Franfurt; the department of hereditary pathology of the KWI for anthropology, human genetics, and eugenics, Berlin-Dahlem: the example of Hans Nachtsheim. Part 5 Scientific research by the SS - the scientific interests of Heinrich Himmler; The SS Research and Teaching Society Das Ahnenerbe; Heinz Brucher at the Ahnenerbe's Institute for plant genetic, Lannach; Eduard May at the Ahnenerbe's entomological Institute, Dachau; SS research at the University of Jena: Gerhard Heberer, human origins, and the Nordic race. Part 6 Research to develop biological weapons - the working group Blitzableiter; biological warfare research under deputy Reich; physician Fuhrer Kurt Blome. (Part contents).

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