BERLIN (Dec. 17)
Professor Ernst E. Hirsch was installed here as president of the “Free University” on the fifth anniversary of its founding by students and professors who revolted against the Communist perversion of teaching and research at Berlin University, which is located in the Soviet sector. The Free University is considered one of Germany’s best institutions of higher learning.
Prof. Hirsch was born the son of a Jewish storekeeper in the ancient community of Friedberg, near Frankfurt, 51 years ago. He was appointed a lecturer at Frankfurt University in 1929. After Hitler’s advent to power he fled to Holland and then to Turkey, where he taught law and the philosophy of law at the universities of Istanbul and Ankara until his return to Berlin in 1949, where he has since occupied the chair for Civil and Commercial Law.