Hitler's Gift: Scientists Who Fled Nazi GermanyBMJ 2001; 322 doi: https://doi.org/10.1136/bmj.322.7287.681 (Published 17 March 2001) Cite this as: BMJ 2001;322:681
- Alex Paton, retired consultant physician
Jean Medawar, David Pyke
Richard Cohen, £20, pp 268
ISBN 1 86066 172 6
Within three months of Hitler coming to power in January 1933, virtually all Jews in state institutions, which included most universities, had been sacked. Anti-Semitism had been rife in Europe for years, but the scale of the purge was unprecedented; some of the best departments were decimated.
William Beveridge, director of the London School of Economics and “father” of the NHS, and Lionel Robbins …