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1.   Lise Meitner and Otto Hahn at the Kaiser Wilhelm Institute for Chemistry in Berlin (1928)
In December 1938, the German chemist Otto Hahn discovered the nuclear fission of uranium at....
Lise Meitner and Otto Hahn at the Kaiser Wilhelm Institute for Chemistry in  Berlin (1928)
2.   Nobel Prize Winners Walther Nernst, Albert Einstein, Max Planck, Robert Millikan, and Max von Laue in Berlin (November 1, 1931)
Until 1933, German science and research was internationally known and renowned. The National Socialist takeover, however, represented a significant setback for all branches of study. Thousands of....
Nobel Prize Winners Walther Nernst, Albert Einstein, Max Planck, Robert Millikan, and Max von Laue in Berlin (November 1, 1931)
3.   “A Poor Fool”: Caricature of Einstein in Response to his Application for Emigration, Deutsche Tageszeitung (April 1, 1933)
When Hitler took office, Albert Einstein was on a lecture tour in the United States. He did not return home, and in April 1933 he requested expatriation. The caricature mocks Einstein as a "poor....
“A Poor Fool”: Caricature of Einstein in Response to his Application for Emigration, <i>Deutsche Tageszeitung</i> (April 1, 1933)
4.   “Albert Einstein: Authorial Fame Seems to be Relative!” Caricature of Einstein’s Political Activity, Kladderadatsch, No. 39 (September 1933)
Nazi propaganda defamed Albert Einstein as a racial and political enemy of the national community [Volksgemeinschaft] and scorned his work as the quintessence of "Jewish-corrupted" natural....
“Albert Einstein: Authorial Fame Seems to be Relative!” Caricature of Einstein’s Political Activity, <i>Kladderadatsch</i>, No. 39 (September 1933)
5.   Reich Leader of the German Student Body [Deutsche Studentenschaft] Andreas Feickert on the Balcony of Berlin University (January 1935)
The National Socialist regime also staked totalitarian claims to power in the fields of science and research and sought to replace international "Jewish-liberal" learning with a "type of knowledge....
Reich Leader of the German Student Body [<i>Deutsche Studentenschaft</i>] Andreas Feickert on the Balcony of Berlin University (January 1935)
6.   Laboratory Workers at the Institute for Hygiene in Hamburg (1937)
The Nazi regime charged physicians and biologists with protecting health of the "people's body" [Volkskörper]. Their research and practical work was supposed to be completely adapted to the....
Laboratory Workers at the Institute for Hygiene in Hamburg (1937)
7.   Awarding of the German National Prize for Science and Art at the Nuremberg Opera House during the Nuremberg Rally (September 6, 1938)
In 1937, Hitler ordered the introduction of the German National Prize for Science and Art as a substitute for the Nobel Prize. This was Hitler’s response to what he perceived as the "shameful" awarding....
Awarding of the German National Prize for Science and Art at the Nuremberg Opera House during the Nuremberg Rally (September 6, 1938)
8.   Inauguration of the "Langemarck Studium" of the Reich Students Leadership in Hanover (December 9, 1938)
On November 6, 1936, the leadership of the German Student Body [Deutsche Studentenschaft or DSt] and the National Socialist German Students' League [Nationalsozialistischer Deutscher Studentenbund....
Inauguration of the
9.   Atom-Smashing Experiment at the Kaiser Wilhelm Institute for Physics in Berlin (1939)
In contrast to the American government, the Nazi regime never made nuclear research a priority in military technology. It intended to win the war as quickly as possible and was not prepared to devote....
Atom-Smashing Experiment at the Kaiser Wilhelm Institute for Physics in Berlin (1939)
10.   Preparations for a Salvo Launch of V-2 Rockets in the So-Called Heidelager near Blizna (Poland) (1944)
National Socialist war and armaments planning gave high priority to rocket and aviation technology. Wernher von Braun’s program to develop the V-2, a long-range ballistic artillery rocket, was regarded....
Preparations for a Salvo Launch of V-2 Rockets in the So-Called Heidelager near Blizna (Poland) (1944)
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