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Oral History Interview — Drs. Adolf Butenandt and Ernst Telschow


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Interview with Drs. Adolf Butenandt and Ernst Telschow
By Kristie Mackrakis
At Tutzing bei München, Westdeutschland
June 7, 1985

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Adolf Butenandt and Ernst Telschow; June 7, 1985

ABSTRACT: Joint interview with Ernst Telschow. Discussion of Butenandt and Telschow's tenures at the Kaiser-Wilhelm Gesellschaft, particularly during the 1930s and 1940s (Max Planck, Fritz Haber, Otto Hahn); scientists remaining in Germany during this period (Werner Heisenberg); Rockefeller Foundation funding; Nazi power and influence. Postwar investigations by the Allies. Discussion of past presidents of the Kaiser-Wilhelm Gesellschaft; postwar funding; relations with industry.