1,600 Scholars Displaced from German Universities for Racial Reasons

THE NUMBER OF TEACHERS AND RESEARCH WORKERS DISPLACED FROM GERMAN UNIVERSITIES FOR RACIAL REASONS HAS REACHED 1,600, THE SOCIETY FOR THE PROTECTION OF SCIENCE AND LEARNING REPORTED TODAY.

OF THIS GROUP, THE REPORT SAID, 70 PER CENT ARE MARRIED AND TWO-THIRDS OF THEM HAVE CHILDREN. A TOTAL NUMBER OF 3,500 PERSONS ARE INVOLVED. THE AVERAGE PERIOD OF SERVICE OF THE SCHOLARS WAS 22 YEARS.

CONDITIONS OF SCHOLARS IN GERMANY ARE SO DESPERATE, THE SOCIETY SAID, THAT IT WAS UNABLE TO URGE THEM TO SAY IN GERMANY INSTEAD OF GOING INTO EXILE. DISPLACED SCHOLARS ARE UNABLE TO PUBLISH SCIENTIFIC WORKS IN GERMANY, DENIED ACCESS TO LABORATORIES AND LIBRARIES, NOT ALLOWED TO LECTURE ABROAD NOR ATTEND SCIENTIFIC CONGRESSES, AND SOME ARE NOT GIVEN PASSPORTS TO TRAVEL ABROAD.

THE POSITION OF GERMAN SCHOLARS ABROAD IS SATISFACTORY, THE REPORT SAYS. OF AN 800 TOTALS, 464 ARE PERMANENTLY AND 311 TEMPORARILY ESTABLISHED, WITH GOOD PROSPECTS OF FINDING PERMANENT POSITIONS FOR ALL.

THE SOCIETY ALSO ASSISTED JEWISH SCIENTISTS UNABLE TO CONTINUE THEIR WORK IN AUSTRIA, AS WELL AS SCIENTISTS FROM RUSSIA AND ITALY.

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