Wissenschaft am Abgrund: AE als oeffentliche Person ab 1919

Wissenschaft am Abgrund: AE als oeffentliche Person ab 1919

Einstein asks for a Pardon for Carl von Ossietzky
Einstein's letter from 8 February 1932

Carl von Ossietzky (1889-1938) is chief editor of Weltbühne, and one of the most influential, critical reporters of the erosion of the Weimar constitution.

After a report on secret armament activities, he is accused of treason.

Many well-known people, including Thomas Mann and Albert Einstein, stand up for him.

He is sentenced to 18 months prison. After an amnesty is granted, he is released after half a year in Decemebr 1932.

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