Tuesday, August 21, 2012

Tuesday, August 21, 1934

Ironed. Laten came over a while this morning. Pauline bought my book back.

Johannes Stark (15 April 1874 – 21 June 1957)

A German physicist, and Physics Nobel Prize laureate who was closely involved with the Deutsche Physik movement under the Nazi regime, Stark
wrote to physicist and fellow Nobel laureate  Max von Laue telling him to toe the party line or else. The letter was signed off with a "Heil Hitler."

In 1947, following the defeat of Germany in World War II, Stark was classified as a "Major Offender" and received a sentence of four years imprisonment by a denazification court.

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