Science in Nazi Germany

November 8, 2014 With John Cornwell

John Cornwell a British historian focused on Germany before and during the war, joined us in 2003 to discuss his challenging book , “Hitler’s Scientists: Science, War and the Devil’s Pact.” After all Jewish scientists were fired and left Germany only two out of thousands of remaining scientists protested. Some others left but, in the main, the many thousands pursued their work seeking not only truth but public reward and either imbibing or privately resisting the Nazi ideology. The worst part of the story, as we discuss it with Cornwell, concerns those scientists–some of international reputation–who used their “sciences” to confirm, rationalize and advance Nazism. Names are named and dreadful stories told.


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