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German Anti-semitic Professor Resigns

June 11, 1923
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Professor Leonard, winner of the Nobel prize for physics has tendered his resignation to the University of Heidleberg with which he was connected.

While no reason is given, it is believed to be due to the fact that Leonard was recently disciplined by the University Administration for his continuance of his college classes during the funeral of Dr. Walter Rathenau. With the exception of Prof. Leonard’s classes, all collegiate instruction was suspended during the funeral.

Prof. Leonard has been one of the leaders of the anti-Semitic agitation. Recently he received much publicity by his appeal to the Nobel Prize Commission to rescind the Nobel prize it has awarded to Professor Einstein on the ground that Prof. Einstein “did not sufficiently represent the German spirit.”

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