Hitler's Professors: The Part of Scholarship in Germany's Crimes Against the Jewish People
This classic book examines the role of leading scholars, philosophers, historians, and scientists—in Hitler’s rise to power and eventual war of extermination against the Jews. Written in 1946 by one of the greatest scholars of European Jewish history and culture, it is now reissued with a new introduction by the prominent historian Martin Gilbert."Dr. Weinreich's main thesis is that ‘German scholarship provided the ideas and techniques that led to and justified unparalleled slaughter.’. . . In its implications and honest presentation of the facts [this book] constitutes the best guide to the nature of Nazi terror that I have read so far."—Hannah Arendt, Commentary"Mr. Weinreich's book, by the wealth of its material and by its intelligent approach, offers the reader—in addition to a thorough treatment of the Jewish aspect—many opportunities to think about the role of scholarship in a totalitarian society."—Hans Kohn, New York Times Book Review"Building, in the immediate aftermath of the war, on a formidable bibliography of books, pamphlets, and articles, Weinreich provides erudite evidence of the scale and ramifications of Nazi support in German intellectual life."—Martin Gilbert, from the introduction.
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Page 7 - were to a large extent people of long and high standing, university professors and academy members, some of them world famous, authors with familiar names and guest lecturers abroad, the kind of people Allied scholars used to meet and fraternize with at international congresses.
Page 12 - Jewish physics which . . . came into being during the last three decades and has been made and publicized both by Jews and by their non-Jewish pupils and imitators appropriately found its high priest in a Jew, in Einstein. Jewish advertising wanted to make him the greatest natural scientist of all times. Einstein's theories of relativity, however, in essence were nothing but a heaping of artificial formulae on the basis of arbitrary definitions and transformations of the space and time coordinates....
Page 6 - History does not record a crime ever perpetrated against so many victims or one ever carried out with such calculated cruelty.
Page 17 - Two groups deserve the place of honor among those who made their scholarship subservient to the Nazi ends: the . . . biologists and the jurists. . . . The jurists . . . spared no effort in molding the abstiuse ideas of the new rulers into clear-cut articles of law and directives and in defending the legality of the measures taken.