Gϋnter Bischof, PhD, presents The Flight from Hitler's Germany: Jewish Refugees from Austria
This lecture will look at the thousands of Jews forced to leave Austria after the Nazis annexed the country in March of 1938. Facing Austrian anti-Semitism via the seizing of property and violence, almost 30,000 Viennese Jews managed to get into the United States. Among them were scholars and experts that became extremely influential in their fields of expertise—Raul Hilberg became a founding father of Holocaust Studies; Peter Drucker turned into the postwar management guru; Karl Lazarsfeld, a founder of public opinion and market research, one of the stars of American sociology at Columbia University; and finally, Friedrich von Hayek, Ludwig von Mises, and other economists who collectively launched "Austrian economics" and helped make America the leader in economic study.
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