By Klaus Hentschel
Few medical groups were extra completely studied than 20th-century German physicists. but their habit and styles of considering instantly after the conflict is still perplexing. through the first 5 postwar years they suspended their internecine battles and a wierd harmony emerged. Former enemies have been unexpectedly prepared to exonerate one another blindly or even morally upright physicists started to write tirades opposed to the 'denazification mischief' or the 'export of scientists'. own idiosyncracies melded right into a unusually uniform trend of rejection or resistance to the Allied occupiers, with attendant repressed emotions and self-pity. Politics was back perceived as distant, soiled enterprise. It used to be feared that the least concession of guilt may convey down much more critical sanctions on their self-discipline. utilizing instruments from the historical past of mentality, comparable to research of serial guides, those tendenciesare tested. the point of view of emigré physicists, as mirrored of their inner most letters and experiences, beautify this portrait.