Transcending Tradition: Jewish Mathematicians in German Speaking Academic Culture
Epple, Moritz, Ungar, Ruti (Eds.)
2012, XI, 289 p.
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Comprehensive account of the life and work of German-Jewish mathematicians prior to and after 1933
Includes many archival sources printed and translated for the first time
Highlights the importance of German-Jewish mathematicians in mathematics and culture during the first half of the 20th century
A companion publication to the international exhibition "Transcending Tradition: Jewish Mathematicians in German-Speaking Academic Culture", the catalogue explores the working lives and activities of Jewish mathematicians in German-speaking countries during the period between the legal and political emancipation of the Jews in the 19th century and their persecution in Nazi Germany. It highlights the important role Jewish mathematicians played in all areas of mathematical culture during the Wilhelmine Empire and the Weimar Republic, and recalls their emigration, flight or death after 1933.
Content Level »Research
Keywords »German history - History of mathematics - Jewish history - Mathematicians - Persecution and expulsion