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Correspondence regarding Charlotte Auerbach's proposed membership of the Deutsche Akademie der Naturforscher Leopoldina, October 1960 - January 1961

Identifier: Coll-1266/3/1

Scope and Contents

Contains a letter from Professor Dr K. Mothes informing Auerbach that she has been elected into the Leopoldina, together with Auerbach's draft reply that she cannot accept this honour for reasons of conscience, out of respect to those who died or, like herself, fled, under the Nazi regime. Auerbach goes on to say that, having adopted Scotland as her new home country, she does not want to confuse her feelings by trying to rebuild connections with Germany. Mothes' reply is disappointed, though sympathetic. Also present is a letter to Auerbach from Paula Hertwig asking her to reconsider her decision, and inviting her to visit her at the Martin Luther University, Halle-Wittenberg.


  • October 1960 - January 1961

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4 Leaves


German summary translation provided by Caroline Scharfenberg.

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