Migration and Transfer of Knowledge: Refugees from Nazism and Turkish Legal Reform

28 Pages Posted: 21 Jun 2007

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Fuat Andic

affiliation not provided to SSRN

Arnold Reisman

Reisman and Associates

Date Written: June 17, 2007

Abstract

Starting in 1933, Turkey reformed its judicial system as well as its system of higher education using refugees fleeing the Nazis and given a safe haven through formal government invitations. For these souls America was out of reach because of restrictive immigration laws and wide spread anti-Semitic hiring bias at its universities. Among the invited were several German legal scholars and economists who played a large role to further westernize the new Turkish Republic's legal code and tax legislation. This paper will discuss that epoch, its legacy, and perceptions thereof in Turkey today

Keywords: Turkey, Legal History, Educational Policy, Government Policy, Nazi persecution, Nazism, Holocaust, Migration, Diaspora, Exile

Suggested Citation

Andic, Fuat and Reisman, Arnold, Migration and Transfer of Knowledge: Refugees from Nazism and Turkish Legal Reform (June 17, 2007). Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=994643 or http://dx.doi.org/10.2139/ssrn.994643

Fuat Andic

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Arnold Reisman (Contact Author)

Reisman and Associates ( email )

Shaker Heights, OH 44122
United States

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