New York: Yiddish Scientific Institute, 1946. Octavo. Item #012101
291p. index. Yivo English translation series. An important study of how such a large part of the German academic community accepted the ideas of Anti-Jewish "Science". Among the worst was Gerhard Kittel whose expertise in the Hebrew Bible was soon interpreted through the Nazi system of hermeneutics. This is important for it shows how scholarship itself can be twisted in the hands of the totalitarian state. This insane hatred of the Jews had already driven many professors out of Germany and into England or to the United States. The result was the flowering of the American and English universities and the decline of the German Universities in comparison to the growing superiority of scholarship in the West. Bound in original stiff paper wraps lettered in black, yapped edges showing some wear, spine darkened, some toning to edges, internally clean without foxing names, or bookplates. A very good copy.