About the book
This is the first account of the contributions to Turkey’s modernization by the scientists that fled Nazism, based on archival documents, memoirs, oral histories, family and collegial correspondence, photos, and other surviving evidence.
“This book adds to our knowledge of an important aspect of the Holocaust, and of the behavior of Nation States in the modern world of woe and grief.”
- Sir Martin Gilbert, Winston Churchill’s official biographer and a leading historian of the modern world. He is the author of The Holocaust: A History of the Jews of Europe During the Second World War.
“This book should be on the ‘must-read’ list of books about World War II and the years preceding it.”
- Dr. Israel Hanukoglu, Former Science Adviser to the Prime Minister of Israel. Currently Professor and Chairman of the Department of Molecular Biology, College of Judea and Samaria, Ariel, Israel.
“This book involves five major topics: science, history, politics, economics, and the arts. It is the earliest comprehensive essay in the English language, on the German émigrés who, while taking refuge in Turkey after 1933, contributed to the modernization of its higher education, and to the implementation of research activities and social reforms.”
- Prof. Dr. Feza Günergun, Chair for History of Science, Faculty of Letters, Istanbul University, Beyazit-Istanbul, Turkey.