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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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Bitterness About The “Export Of Scientists”

Bitterness About The “Export Of Scientists”

(p.80) 6 Bitterness About The “Export Of Scientists”
The Mental Aftermath


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This chapter focuses on the brain-drain problem in post-war Germany. While military research was banned altogether, its specialists were being ferried out to the victor nations irrespective of their political backgrounds. Those remaining behind regarded this exodus with bitterness as yet another form of reparations besides the confiscated patents and dismantled factories.

Keywords:   brain-drain, bitterness, military research, reparations, patents, dismantled factories

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