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Mathematics - History of Mathematical Sciences | Transcending Tradition: Jewish Mathematicians in German Speaking Academic Culture

Transcending Tradition: Jewish Mathematicians in German Speaking Academic Culture

Bergmann, Birgit

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

Related subjects » History of Mathematical Sciences - History of Science

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