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    Book Overview
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    Chapter 1 Albert Einstein: My Reply. On the Anti-Relativity Theoretical Co., Ltd. [August 27, 1920]
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    Chapter 2 Max von Laue: Review of Johannes Stark’s ‘The Current Crisis in German Physics’ [January 12, 1923]
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    Chapter 3 Philipp Lenard & Johannes Stark: The Hitler Spirit and Science [May 8, 1924]
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    Chapter 4 Albert von Brunn: Review of ‘100 Authors against Einstein’ [March 13, 1931]
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    Chapter 5 Lise Meitner: Letter to Otto Hahn [March 21, 1933]
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    Chapter 6 Albert Einstein: Letters to the Prussian Academy of Sciences and the Academy’s Response [March 28-April 5, 1933]
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    Chapter 7 Law for the Restoration of the Professional Civil Service [April 7, 1933]
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    Chapter 8 First Ordinance on the Implementation of the Law for the Restoration of the Professional Civil Service [April 11, 1933]
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    Chapter 9 Voluntary Resignation of Prof. James Franck [April 17, 1933]
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    Chapter 10 Edith Hahn: Letter to James and Ingrid Franck [April 22, 1933]
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    Chapter 11 Göttingen University Lecturers: Professor Franck’s Resignation [April 24, 1933]
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    Chapter 12 Law against the Overcrowding of German Schools and Universities [April 25, 1933]
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    Chapter 13 Wolfgang Köhler: Conversations in Germany [April 28, 1933]
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    Chapter 14 The Spirit at Universities [April 28, 1933]
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    Chapter 15 Fritz Haber: Letter of Resignation to the Prussian Minister of Sciences, Arts and Culture Rust [April 30, 1933]
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    Chapter 16 James Franck: Letter to Walther Gerlach [May 3, 1933]
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    Chapter 17 Third Ordinance on the Implementation of the Law for the Restoration of the Professional Civil Service [May 6, 1933]
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    Chapter 18 Philipp Lenard: A Big Day for Science. Johannes Stark Appointed President of the Reich Physical and Technical Institute [May 13, 1933]
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    Chapter 19 Max von Laue: The Change in the Reich Physical and Technical Institute Presidency in the Spring of 1933
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    Chapter 20 Hans Kopfermann: Letter to Niels Bohr [May 23, 1933]
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    Chapter 21 The Scientific Situation in Germany [June 2, 1933]
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    Chapter 22 Werner Heisenberg: Letter to Max Born [June 2, 1933]
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    Chapter 23 Carl Bosch: Letter to Fritz Haber [June 16, 1933]
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    Chapter 24 Fritz Haber: Letter to Carl Bosch, June 22, 1933
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    Chapter 25 Governor of Hessen Jakob Sprenger: Dismissal of Prof. George Jaffé from the Civil Service [June 26, 1933]
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    Chapter 26 Sir Joseph John Thomson: Letter to George Jaffé [July 18, 1933]
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    Chapter 27 Max von Laue: Opening Address at the Physics Conference in Würzburg [September 18, 1933]
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    Chapter 28 Johannes Stark: Organization of Physical Research [September 18, 1933]
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    Chapter 29 Max von Laue: Fritz Haber † [February 16, 1934]
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    Chapter 30 Kaiser Wilhelm Society: Record of a Conference Regarding the Kaiser Wilhelm Institute of Physics [June 22, 1934]
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    Chapter 31 Max von Laue: On Heisenberg’s Uncertainty Relations and their Epistemological Significance [June 29, 1934]
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    Chapter 32 Johannes Stark: Personal Evaluations of Gustav Hertz and Richard Gans for the German University Lecturers Association [November 8, 1934]
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    Chapter 33 Gustav Mie: Letter to Max von Laue [November 20, 1934]
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    Chapter 34 Max von Laue: Letter to Gustav Mie [November 22, 1934]
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    Chapter 35 Max Wien: Physics at German Universities [Late November 1934]
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    Chapter 36 Law on the Retirement and Transfer of Professors as a Result of the Reorganization of the German System of Higher Education [January 21, 1935]
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    Chapter 37 Martin Nordmeyer: Letter to Lise Meitner [May 21, 1935]
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    Chapter 38 Max Planck: Progress Report by the Kaiser Wilhelm Society for the Advancement of the Sciences (April 1934 to the End of March 1935) [June 28, 1935]
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    Chapter 39 Philipp Lenard: Foreword to ‘German Physics’ [August 1935]
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    Chapter 40 Johannes Stark: Philipp Lenard: An Aryan Scientist. Speech at the Inauguration of the Philipp Lenard Institute in Heidelberg [December 13, 1935]
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    Chapter 41 Nazi-Socialism and International Science [December 14, 1935]
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    Chapter 42 Willi Menzel: German Physics and Jewish Physics [January 29, 1936]
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    Chapter 43 Werner Heisenberg: On the Article: ‘German and Jewish Physics’ [February 28, 1936]
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    Chapter 44 Johannes Stark: Comment on W. Heisenberg’s Reply [February 28, 1936]
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    Chapter 45 Max von Laue: Review of Philipp Lenard’s ‘German Physics’ [February 29, 1936]
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    Chapter 46 Ernst Gehrcke: How the Energy Distribution of Black-Body Radiation Was Really Found [April 3, 1936]
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    Chapter 47 Peter Debye: Comment on the Preceding Article by E. Gehrcke: ‘How the Energy Distribution of Black-Body Radiation Was Really Found’ [May 4, 1936]
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    Chapter 48 Peter A. Thiessen: Physical Chemistry in the National Socialist State [May 9, 1936]
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    Chapter 49 Werner Heisenberg, Hans Geiger & Max Wien. Petition [Spring 1936]
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    Chapter 50 Reich Education Ministry: Memorandum to Reich Education Minister Bernhard Rust [October 2, 1936]
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    Chapter 51 Germany and the Nobel Prizes [February 12, 1937]
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    Chapter 52 Bernhard Rust: Creation of a Research Council [March 16, 1937]
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    Chapter 53 Reich Ministry of Science, Education and Culture: The Taking of a Doctorate by Jews of German Nationality [April 15, 1937]
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    Chapter 54 Peter Debye: The Kaiser Wilhelm Institute of Physics [April 23, 1937]
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    Chapter 55 ‘White Jews’ in Science [July 15, 1937]
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    Chapter 56 Johannes Stark: ‘Science’ is Politically Bankrupt [July 15, 1937]
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    Chapter 57 Friedrich Hund: Letter to Reich Minister Rust [July 20, 1937]
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    Chapter 58 Carl Krauch: Youth to the Front Line. New Blood in Science and Technology [August 1937]
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    Chapter 59 Fritz Heyer: Review of Erich Günther’s Military Physics. A Handbook for Teachers [April 18, 1938]
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    Chapter 60 Carl Bosch: Letter to Reich Minister of the Interior Wilhelm Frick [May 20, 1938]
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    Chapter 61 Reich Interior Ministry: Letter to Carl Bosch [June 16, 1938]
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    Chapter 62 Ludwig Prandtl: Letter to Heinrich Himmler [July 12, 1938]
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    Chapter 63 Heinrich Himmler: Letter to Reinhard Heydrich [July 21, 1938]
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    Chapter 64 Heinrich Himmler: Letter to Werner Heisenberg [July 21, 1938]
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    Chapter 65 Heinrich Himmler: Letter to Ludwig Prandtl [July 21, 1938]
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    Chapter 66 Reich Ministry of Science, Education and Culture: Memorandum to State Secretary Otto Wacker [October 3, 1938]
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    Chapter 67 Peter Debye: Letter to the board of the German Physical Society and enclosed draft letter to the German members [December 2 & 8, 1938]
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    Chapter 68 German Physical Society: Minutes of the Meeting of December 14, 1938 [December 14, 1938]
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    Chapter 69 Percy W. Bridgman: ‘Manifesto’ by a Physicist [February 24, 1939]
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    Chapter 70 Ludwig Prandtl: Mechanics [c. April 1939]
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    Chapter 71 Hans Geiger: Experimental Physics [c. April 1939]
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    Chapter 72 Abraham Esau: Technical Physics [c. April 1939]
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    Chapter 73 SS Head of the Central Office of Public Safety: Letter to Rudolf Mentzel enclosing Report on Heisenberg [May 26, 1939]
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    Chapter 74 Siegfried Flügge: Exploiting Atomic Energy. From the Laboratory Experiment to the Uranium Machine — Research Results in Dahlem [August 15, 1939]
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    Chapter 75 Erich Schumann: Armed Forces and Research [1939]
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    Chapter 76 Max Planck: Max von Laue. For the 9th of October 1939. [October 6, 1939]
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    Chapter 77 Ludwig Glaser: Jews in Physics: Jewish Physics [November 1939]
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    Chapter 78 Philipp Lenard: Foreword to ‘Ideological Continental Blockade’ [February 1, 1940]
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    Chapter 79 Contract between the Army Ordnance Office and the Kaiser Wilhelm Society for the Advancement of the Sciences [March 6, 1940]
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    Chapter 80 Bernhard Rust: Letter to the Army High Command [March 15, 1940]
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    Chapter 81 Ernst Telschow: Foreword to Yearbook of the Kaiser Wilhelm Society for the Advancement of the Sciences [August 1940]
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    Chapter 82 Hans-Joachim Flechtner: Where does German Physics Stand Today? A Wartime Conference in Berlin [September 8, 1940]
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    Chapter 83 Wilhelm Müller: The State of Theoretical Physics at Universities [November 1940]
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    Chapter 84 Ludwig Prandtl: Letter to Reich Marshal Hermann Göring [April 28, 1941]
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    Chapter 85 Ludwig Prandtl: Attachment to the Letter to Reich Marschal Hermann Göring [April 28, 1941]
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    Chapter 86 Carl Ramsauer: Letter to Ludwig Prandtl [June 4, 1941]
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    Chapter 87 Pascual Jordan: Revolution in Science [September 1941]
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    Chapter 88 Carl Ramsauer: Letter to Ludwig Prandtl [October 31, 1941]
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    Chapter 89 Walter Weizel: Review of ‘Jewish and German Physics’ [January 1942]
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    Chapter 90 Carl Ramsauer: Letter to Bernhard Rust [January 20, 1942]
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    Chapter 91 Carl Ramsauer: American Physics Outdoes German Physics [January 20, 1942]
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    Chapter 92 Carl Ramsauer: Refuting Allegations that Modern Theoretical Physics is a Product of the Jewish Spirit [January 20, 1942]
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    Chapter 93 Carl Ramsauer: The Munich Conciliation and Pacification Attempt [January 20, 1942]
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    Chapter 94 Ludwig Prandtl: Letter to Carl Ramsauer [January 28, 1942]
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    Chapter 95 Werner Heisenberg. The Theoretical Basis for the Generation of Energy from Uranium Fission [February 26, 1942]
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    Chapter 96 Georg Dietrich Graue: Letter to Albert Vögler [March 13, 1942]
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    Chapter 97 Albert Vögler: Foreword to ’Yearbook of the Kaiser Wilhelm Society for the Advancement of the Sciences [after March 31, 1942]
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    Chapter 98 The Führer’s Decree on the Reich Research Council [June 9, 1942]
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    Chapter 99 Hermann Göring et al.: Record of a Conference Regarding the Reich Research Council, July 6, 1942
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    Chapter 100 Hans Feitl: War Physics. Specific Weight ‘Zero’. Submarine Diving Conditions [May 30, 1943]
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    Chapter 101 Paul Karlson: War Physics. Dropping Bombs. Wind Tunnel Tests [May 30, 1943]
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    Chapter 102 Carl Ramsauer: The Key Position of Physics in Science, Technology and Armament [June 18, 1943]
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    Chapter 103 Abraham Esau: Memorandum on the Budget of the Plenipotentiary of Nuclear Physics Research [November 19, 1943]
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    Chapter 104 Kurt Diebner: Listing of Nuclear Research Commissions Enclosed with a Letter to the President of the Reich Research Council [April 18, 1944]
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    Chapter 105 A[braham]. Esau [July 16, 1944]
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    Chapter 106 Heinrich Himmler: Letter to Albert Speer [August 3, 1944]
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    Chapter 107 Walther Gerlach: Letter to Reich Party Leader Martin Bormann [December 16, 1944]
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    Chapter 108 Lise Meitner: Letter to Otto Hahn [June 27, 1945]
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    Chapter 109 Alvin M. Weinberg & Lothar W. Nordheim: Memorandum [November 8, 1945]
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    Chapter 110 Wolfgang Finkelnburg: The Fight against Party Physics [c. 1946]
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    Chapter 111 Samuel A. Goudsmit: War Physics in Germany [January 1946]
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    Chapter 112 Samuel A. Goudsmit: German Scientists in Arm Employment I—The Case Analyzed [February 1947]
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    Chapter 113 Hans A. Bethe & Henri S. Sack: German Scientists in Army Employment II—A Protest [February 1947]
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    Chapter 114 Max Planck: My Audience with Adolf Hitler [May 6, 1947]
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    Chapter 115 Werner Heisenberg: Research in Germany on the Technical Application of Atomic Energy [August 16, 1947]
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    Chapter 116 Samuel A. Goudsmit: Nazis’ Atomic Secrets. The Chief of a Top-Secret U.S. Wartime Mission Tells How and Why German Science Failed in the International Race to Produce the Bomb [October 20, 1947]
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    Chapter 117 Max von Laue: The Wartime Activities of German Scientists [April 1948]
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    Chapter 118 Philip Morrison: A Reply to Dr. von Laue [April 1948]
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    Chapter 119 Samuel A. Goudsmit: Our Task in Germany [April 1948]
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    Chapter 120 Lise Meitner: Letter to Otto Hahn [June 6, 1948]
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    Chapter 121 Walther Gerlach: Affidavit on Rudolf Mentzel [December 13, 1948]
Attention for Chapter 40: Johannes Stark: Philipp Lenard: An Aryan Scientist. Speech at the Inauguration of the Philipp Lenard Institute in Heidelberg [December 13, 1935]
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Chapter title
Johannes Stark: Philipp Lenard: An Aryan Scientist. Speech at the Inauguration of the Philipp Lenard Institute in Heidelberg [December 13, 1935]
Chapter number 40
Book title
Physics and National Socialism
Published by
Birkhäuser Basel, January 1996
DOI 10.1007/978-3-0348-9008-3_40
Book ISBNs
978-3-03-489865-2, 978-3-03-489008-3
Authors

Klaus Hentschel

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Klaus Hentschel

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