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The Resource Biologists under Hitler, Ute Deichmann ; translated by Thomas Dunlap

Biologists under Hitler, Ute Deichmann ; translated by Thomas Dunlap

Label
Biologists under Hitler
Title
Biologists under Hitler
Statement of responsibility
Ute Deichmann ; translated by Thomas Dunlap
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
  • eng
  • ger
  • eng
Summary
  • On the subject of science in Nazi Germany, we are apt to hear about the collaboration of some scientists, the forced emigration of talented Jewish scientists, the general science phobia of leaders of the Third Reich - but little detail about what actually transpired. Biologists under Hitler is the first book to examine the impact of Nazism on the lives and research of a generation of German biologists. Drawing on previously unutilized archival material, Ute Deichmann, herself a biologist, not only explores what happened to the biologists forced to emigrate but also investigates the careers, science, and crimes of those who stayed in Germany
  • Biologists under Hitler combines exhaustive research with capsule biographies of key scientists to overturn certain assumptions about science under the Nazi regime. Biological research, for instance, was neither neglected nor underfunded during World War II; funding by the German Research Association (DFG) in fact increased tenfold between 1933 and 1938 and genetic research in particular flourished, especially botanical and zoological studies of radiation and mutation. Deichmann shows that the forced emigration of Jews had a less significant impact in biology than in other fields. Furthermore, she reveals that the widely observed decline in German biology after 1945 was not caused primarily by the Third Reich's science policy nor by the expulsion of biologists but was due to the international isolation of German scientists as part of the legacy of National Socialism
  • Her book also provides overwhelming evidence of German scientists' conscious misrepresentation after the war of their wartime activities. In this regard, Deichmann's capsule biography of Konrad Lorenz is particularly telling
  • . Certain to be regarded as the most thorough and comprehensive account of biological science in Nazi Germany, Biologists under Hitler will interest historians of science, historians of the Nazi era, and biologists, as well as those who wish to learn about the relationship between scientific truth and political realities
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DLC
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1951-
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Deichmann, Ute
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
LC call number
QH305.2.G3
LC item number
D4513 1996
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
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  • Biology
  • Biology
  • Biologists
  • Biologists
  • National socialism and science
  • National socialism and science
  • Biological Science Disciplines
  • National Socialism
  • Biological Warfare
  • Biomedical Research
  • Human Experimentation
  • Germany
Label
Biologists under Hitler, Ute Deichmann ; translated by Thomas Dunlap
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 423-455) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Foreword / Benno Muller-Hill -- 1. The Expulsion and Emigration of Scientists, 1933-1939. 1. A Brief Summary of Legal Measures. 2. "Non-Aryan" Dismissals and Emigrations. 3. Political Dismissals and Emigrations. 4. The Impact of the Expulsion of Biologists on Research in Germany. 5. Viktor Hamburger and Johannes Holtfreter: The Expulsion of Two Eminent Experimental Embryologists. 6. Dismissed Biologists Able to Continue Their Work in Germany. 7. Karl von Frisch, the Mischling, and the Solidarity of His Colleagues. 8. The Return of Emigre Biologists to Scientific Institutes in Germany after 1945. 9. Wiedergutmachung in Public and Civil Service. 10. Gerta von Ubisch: The Emigration and Return of a Professor -- 2. NSDAP Membership, Careers, and Research Funding. 1. NSDAP Membership. 2. The Significance of NSDAP Membership for Habilitation and Appointments. 3. The Chair in Zoology in Munster, 1935-1937. 4. "German Biology": The Example of Ernst Lehmann
Control code
32891591
Dimensions
25 cm
Extent
xviii, 468 pages
Isbn
9780674074040
Isbn Type
(alk. paper)
Lccn
95033338
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations
Label
Biologists under Hitler, Ute Deichmann ; translated by Thomas Dunlap
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 423-455) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Foreword / Benno Muller-Hill -- 1. The Expulsion and Emigration of Scientists, 1933-1939. 1. A Brief Summary of Legal Measures. 2. "Non-Aryan" Dismissals and Emigrations. 3. Political Dismissals and Emigrations. 4. The Impact of the Expulsion of Biologists on Research in Germany. 5. Viktor Hamburger and Johannes Holtfreter: The Expulsion of Two Eminent Experimental Embryologists. 6. Dismissed Biologists Able to Continue Their Work in Germany. 7. Karl von Frisch, the Mischling, and the Solidarity of His Colleagues. 8. The Return of Emigre Biologists to Scientific Institutes in Germany after 1945. 9. Wiedergutmachung in Public and Civil Service. 10. Gerta von Ubisch: The Emigration and Return of a Professor -- 2. NSDAP Membership, Careers, and Research Funding. 1. NSDAP Membership. 2. The Significance of NSDAP Membership for Habilitation and Appointments. 3. The Chair in Zoology in Munster, 1935-1937. 4. "German Biology": The Example of Ernst Lehmann
Control code
32891591
Dimensions
25 cm
Extent
xviii, 468 pages
Isbn
9780674074040
Isbn Type
(alk. paper)
Lccn
95033338
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations

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