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Jews and sciences in German contexts; case studies from the 19th and 20th centuries.


Jews and sciences in German contexts; case studies from the 19th and 20th centuries.

Ed. by Ulrich Charpa and Ute Deichmann.

Mohr Siebeck


312 pages



Schriftenreihe wissenschaftlicher Abhandlungen des Leo Baeck Instituts; 72


These 12 articles, including an introductory survey, focus on specific scientists in terms of their research practices, achievements and contexts, the impact of religious and ideological attitudes, and the influence upon them of anti-Semitism in academia in the nineteenth and twentieth centuries. Subjects presented here include microbiology's Ferdinand Cohn and concepts of the discreteness of nature, German-Jewish chemists and Raphael Meldola in the search for aniline dyes, Felix Hansdorff's career in cultural and mathematical modernism, Leon Michaelis and Emil Abderhalden and the workings habits of Jewish and non-Jewish chemists in Germany, Zionist men of science between nature and nurture, Einstein and reform Judaism as it relates to the Fries school, value-based genetic studies of ethnic communities in Israel, German and Israeli attitudes about reproductive genetics, pragmatic and dogmatic physics in 1938, and Jewish emigrants and German Scientists after World War II. Distributed by Coronet Books.

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