University in Exile Begins First Semester
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University in Exile Begins First Semester

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Ten professors of international reputation who recently have been ejected from Germany for unsympathetic leanings toward Nazi principles Monday donned their faculty robes in the so-called University in Exile, at the New School for Social Research, 66 West 12th Street.

Instruction is chiefly to be given in English. Lecture courses will be supplemented with seminars shaped to guide extensive research under the personal tutelage of instructors. An outstanding feature of the curriculum will be the general seminar, conducted by the faculty as a whole, which is to be similar to an open forum discussion by seminar members. This will meet each Wednesday between 8 and 10 o’clock.

A list of the faculty members follows:

Frieda Wunderlich, professor of economics and sociology at the Berlin Training College.

Eduard Heiman, professor of economics at the University of Hamburg.

Karl Brandt, professor of agricultural economics at the Agricultural College in Berlin.

E. M. von Hornbostel, professor of musicology, psychology and ethnology at the University of Berlin.

Max Wertheimer, professor of psychology and philosophy at the University of Berlin.

Gerhard Colm, professor of public and private finance.

Arthur Feiler, professor of economics at the Business College at Koenigsberg.

Emil Lederer, professor of economics at the University of Heidelberg.

Herman Kantorowicz, professor of penal law, jurisprudence and legal sociology at Kiel.

Hand Speier, of the College of Politics at Berlin.

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