Apr 17Liked by Jørgen Veisdal

I remember someone once saying that the reason we won the war was that our German scientists were better than their German scientists. So many giants driven out of that one country! Thanks for this.

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Apr 15Liked by Jørgen Veisdal

A fascinating history. Please write some more about the role the Academic Assistance Council, chaired by Ernest Rutherford, in saving scientists from Nazi Germany. From the editorial in Nature, May 12, 1934: "Upon the Council's records are the names of 1,202 scholars and scientific workers who have been displaced. Of these, rather more than a quarter, 389, have been permanently or temporarily-in the majority of instances only temporarily enabled to continue their work, 178 in the British Isles, 211 abroad. There remain 813 so far unsuccoured."

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