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Academia and Nazi Germany in the 1930s

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Submitted by Dave (United States), Jan 3, 2023 at 22:09

Stephen H. Norwood chronicles academia's flirtation with Nazi Germany in the 1930s in "The Third Reich in the Ivory Tower". From the Cambridge press summary:
"Over 20 American colleges sent delegates to Nazi Germany in 1936. It was just a few decades ago that elite education institutions in this country were placing quotas against Jewish students, encouraging students to visit Nazi Germany on exchange programs, refusing to hire Jewish refugee scholars fleeing Hitler, and punishing both faculty and students who protested the school's friendly relations with the Nazi regime."
Not too many people were as courageous and wise as Winston Churchill. Apparently, those qualities are still in short supply in the "Ivory Tower".

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