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The Mental AftermathThe Mentality of German Physicists 1945-1949$
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Klaus Hentschel

Print publication date: 2007

Print ISBN-13: 9780199205660

Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: January 2010

DOI: 10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199205660.001.0001

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Workaholism: “If We Want To Live, We Must Rebuild”

Workaholism: “If We Want To Live, We Must Rebuild”

(p.144) 14 Workaholism: “If We Want To Live, We Must Rebuild”
The Mental Aftermath


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Reconstruction was an all-pervasive and distinctive trait of post-war Germany. Compulsive working (workaholism) was one way to come to terms with the current hardship; it was also a means of blocking out the past. Within the physics community there were calls to rebuild national and international research.

Keywords:   reconstruction, workaholism, international research, post-war Germany

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