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Dismissals of Scientists in Austria

Nature volume 141, pages 11011102 (18 June 1938) | Download Citation



BRITISH and other scientists will be interested to know the position of some of their colleagues in Austria since the recent annexation of that country. It is difficult to get reliable information, as the dismissals, arrests and other measures of repression are not officially published, and the state of affairs in the Austrian universities and technical schools changes from day to day. Nevertheless, it is possible to give a preliminary and incomplete account of what has been happening in the field of the natural sciences. It should be borne in mind that the state of affairs in other fields is likely to be worse, since the natural sciences do not touch on political questions, while philosophy, history, sociology, etc., do.

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  1. (Hon. Secretary.) For Intellectual Liberty, 23 Haymarket, London, S.W.1. June 3.



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