Mathematics Professor Refuses to Leave Hebrew University to Resume Old Job in Germany

Prof. Adolph Fraenkel, dean of the Einstein Institute of Mathematics at the Hebrew University here, has refused to accept an invitation to return to Kiel University where he taught until the Nazis came to power.

In his reply to the invitation, Prof. Fraenkel said “it is impossible for me now to leave my people, my country, my university to serve in a chair on a foreign soil whose inhabitants–some actively, many others indirectly–are responsible for the extermination of over 5,000,000 Jews.”