THE Nazi regime has claimed as victim another scientific worker in the person of Prof. Hugo Merton, zoologist and traveller. In 1935 he was compelled to withdraw from his posts of deputy director of the Senckenberg Naturalist Society's Museum, assistant in the Zoological Institute of the University of Heidelberg and “professor without chair of zoology, and in 1937, at the invitation of Prof. F. A. E. Crew, he went to the University of Edinburgh to work at the Institute of Animal Genetics. In the autumn of 1938 he set out for Heidelberg, but on reaching Germany was arrested and sent to the concentration camp at Dachau, and when he was released and returned to Edinburgh in the following year his health was broken. He died on March 23, 1940, sixty years of age.
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RITCHIE, J. Prof. Hugo Merton. Nature 145, 924–925 (1940). https://doi.org/10.1038/145924a0