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Turkey's Modernization: Refugees from Nazism and Atatrk's Vision
This book chronicles the story of a group of individuals caught at a crossroads and targeted in the cross fires of history. In 1933 events in their native Germanic lands presented them with a "Hobson's choice"-leave if you can or die! Their lives were saved because Turkey was discarding the society and culture inherited from the Ottomans' derelict and shattered empire whil ...more
Paperback, 604 pages
Published September 1st 2006 by New Academia Publishing, LLC
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In and around 1933 a strange confluence of events was taking place. The western world was watching the changes in Germany as Hitler came to power. And with that power came a Reestablishment of the Civil Service Law, which rules were designed to enable speedy dismissal of professors with Jewish lineage and others considered politically suspect from all positions in German universities and institutes. Those professors included the great minds of philosophy, mathematics, science, psychology, physic ...more