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A P P E N D I X A survey of mathematical literature in the years 1933–44 in Germany in four journals was compiled by Beata Smarczynska at the University of Rochester under my supervision. I have a detailed copy, article by article, of this survey, which roughly classiﬁed each mathematical article as to general subject matter. A summary follows. In this summary, year by year, both the number and the percentage of pages devoted to a particular subject matter are indicated. In addition to the earlier remarks about the weight of geometry articles in Deutsche Mathematik as opposed to the other journals, this appendix reveals several things. First, whereas in the Annalen, Zeitschrift, and Deutsche Mathematik, the number of articles in algebra was half or less than half of those in analysis (in the Zeitschrift, about a third), and a ﬁfth or less of the total (in Deutsche Mathematik, about a ninth), in “Crelle” it was twice the amount of analysis and nearly half the total. The editor at “Crelle” was Helmut Hasse, a well-known “pure” algebraist ; at the Annalen, the editor was Erich Hecke, and at the Zeitschrift it was Konrad Knopp. Knopp was an analyst, and Hecke’s work was essentially in analytic number theory. “Crelle” therefore became the place for algebraic work in Germany, despite the opinions of the likes of Bieberbach and Tornier, and the expulsions of Emmy Noether, Issai Schur, and Richard Brauer, among others. For example, in addition to Hasse, Wolfgang Krull, Max Deuring, Bartel van der Waerden, Ernst Witt, and Hans Zassenhaus, as well as other algebraists, remained in Germany throughout the Nazi period. One can also note that while the amount of topology published was always small, it was primarily published in the Annalen, and it fell off considerably after 1935. Again, “Crelle” and Deutsche Mathematik each published about half as many physics-related mathematics pages as the Annalen or the Zeitschrift. Also, Deutsche Mathematik published a surprising amount of probability, though presumably often with a tendentious Nazi slant. (In making the tables here, probability and statistics were grouped together.) On the other hand, “Crelle” published almost no probability. Readers with speciﬁc interests will make their own discernments about the information in these tables. Percentages do not sum to 100 for the usual reasons: because the percentage of pages devoted to an article was carried to only two decimal points, and because articles do not usually ﬁll a last page. 494 A P P E N D I X TABLE A.1 Mathematische Zeitschrift, by Article Subject, 1933–44 Year(s) (Volume no.) 1933 (1) (vol. 36) 1933 (2) (vol. 37) 1933–34 (vol. 38) 1934–35 (vol. 39) 1935–36 (vol. 40) 1936 (vol. 41) 1936–37 (vol. 42) Algebra No. of articles 7 10 10 13 14 18 10 No. of pages 134 176 204 268 145 218 147 % of total pages 13.09 20.42 26.19 32.64 16.88 27.42 10.53 Analysis No. of articles 30 39 18 31 26 22 22 No. of pages 528 431 276 354 381 368 367 % of total pages 51.56 50 35.43 43.12 44.35 46.29 57.89 Geometry No. of articles 0 3 4 3 8 2 5 No. of pages 0 24 43 33 57 44 41 % of total pages 0 2.78 5.52 4.02 6.64 5.53 10.53 Logic No. of articles 0 2 0 4 0 2 0 No. of pages 0 28 0 89 0 30 0 % of total pages 0 3.25 0 10.84 0 3.77 2.63 Topology No. of articles 2 1 0 0 3 4 1 No. of pages 33 17 0 0 44 41 17 % of total pages 4 1.97 0 0 5.12 5.16 2.63 Probability No. of articles 0 2 0 1 2 1 2 No. of pages 0 38 0 9 72 20 37 % of total pages 0 4.41 0 1.1 8.38 2.52 2.63 Misc. No. of articles 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 No. of pages 0 16 2 0 0 0 0 % of total pages 0 1.86 0.26 0 0 0 0 Physics No. of articles 8 4 2 2 3 0 0 No. of pages 201 68 45 29 34 0 0 % of total pages 19.63 7.89 5.78 3.53 3.96 0 0...

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