Savants Face Discipline by Nazis for Memorial to Prof. Haber
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Savants Face Discipline by Nazis for Memorial to Prof. Haber

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That the Nazi government intends to crack down on the distinguished German scientists who braved its wrath and organized a memorial service for the late Professor Fritz Haber, Nobel prize winner and outstanding German Jewish scientist, seemed certain today. Although government officials refused to comment, it was learned from usually reliable sources that the savants would be disciplined by the authorities.

Noted scientists from every section of Germany gathered yesterday in the Kaiser Wilhelm Institute to pay tribute to Professor Haber, who resigned as head of the institute rather than acquiesce in the bitter anti-Semitic policy of the Nazi regime. Professor Haber’s own position was in no danger, since he was too powerful a man and had contributed much to the welfare of Germany to fear ouster by the Nazis.


Professor Max Planck, noted physicist who succeeded Dr. Haber, reviewed the career of the Jewish scientist. Enumerating his great services to Germany during the World War, he said:

“Then came the moment under the Third Reich when Haber had to part company with his trusted associates, to whom he felt him-

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