• David E. Rowe
  • Erhard Scholz


G&#00F6;ttingen University was a product of the Enlightenment. But although there were occasional appointments of Jewish mathematicians in the second half of the 19th century, a policy of highly selective proportional representation in favor of non-Jewish mathematicians was still in place at the end of the century, creating a barrier that even Jews with the highest qualifications in mathematics could not break through.


Elementary Divisor Differential Invariant Appointment Policy Habilitation Thesis Weimar Republic 
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  • Erhard Scholz

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