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Source for Hilbert's famous quote "Mathematics in Göttingen? There really is none anymore"

In my grandfather's book, lately translated from German: Recollections of a Jewish Mathematician in Germany, by Abraham A. Fraenkel, edited by Jiska Cohen-Mansfield, translated by Allison Brown. ...
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What led to the fall of Göttingen?

MacLane's article "Mathematics at Göttingen under the Nazis" is a very vivid first hand account of the time 1931-33. MacLane writes: ... in 1933 eighteen mathematicians left or were driven out ...
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For many years, were Emmy Noether and Helene Braun the only female mathematicians to obtain habilitation at Göttingen University?

In fact, according to the book "Des Kennenlernens werth": bedeutende Frauen Göttingens, only one other woman apart from Emy Noether achieved habilitation in Göttingen during the Weimar Republic: the ...
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What led to the rise of Göttingen?

At this link, you can find a loose translation of „Die Entwicklung der Mathematik an der Universität Göttingen" by Erwin Neuenschwander and Hans-Wilhelm Burmann, an interesting article published in ...
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What led to the rise of Göttingen?

As to your question "why did the university [at Göttingen] become so prevalent": The answer is surely "Felix Klein". A dynamic, versatile, and brilliant mathematician, he was also a talented ...
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