Ensnared Between Hitler and Stalin: Refugee Physicists in the Soviet Union

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Event Location:
Hennings 201
Intended Audience:
Undergraduate
Speaker:
David Zimmerman (UVic)
Local Contact:

Douglas Scott

Event Information:

David Zimmerman is Professor of History at the University of Victoria, British Columbia, Canada. He is the author of "Britain's Shield: Radar and the Defeat of the Luftwaffe"; "Top Secret Exchange: The Tizard Mission and the Scientific War"; "The Great Naval Battle of Ottawa"; "Coastal Fort: A History of Fort Sullivan, Maine"; and "Maritime Command Pacific: The Royal Canadian Navy in the Pacific during the Early Cold War". He has published over twenty articles, on various aspect of naval and military history, the early history of the Society for the Protection of Science and Learning; as well as an article on Canada and the academic refugee crisis.  In 2017 he published in the journal War and History "A more creditable way: The Discovery of Active Sonar, the Langevin-Chilowsky Patent Dispute and the Royal Commission on Awards to Inventors". This December his article, "Competitive Cooperation: The Society for the Protection of Science and Learning, the American Emergency Committee, and the Placement of Refugee Scholars in North America," was published in Yad VaShem Studies.  He is currently writing a book, "Ensnared Between Hitler and Stalin: Academic Refugees in the USSR." He is President of the Victoria Holocaust Education and Remembrance Society.  

Add to Calendar Event Start: Thursday, September 19, 2019 - 4:00 pm Event End: 5:00 pm Ensnared Between Hitler and Stalin: Refugee Physicists in the Soviet Union Event Information: David Zimmerman is Professor of History at the University of Victoria, British Columbia, Canada. He is the author of "Britain's Shield: Radar and the Defeat of the Luftwaffe"; "Top Secret Exchange: The Tizard Mission and the Scientific War"; "The Great Naval Battle of Ottawa"; "Coastal Fort: A History of Fort Sullivan, Maine"; and "Maritime Command Pacific: The Royal Canadian Navy in the Pacific during the Early Cold War". He has published over twenty articles, on various aspect of naval and military history, the early history of the Society for the Protection of Science and Learning; as well as an article on Canada and the academic refugee crisis.  In 2017 he published in the journal War and History "A more creditable way: The Discovery of Active Sonar, the Langevin-Chilowsky Patent Dispute and the Royal Commission on Awards to Inventors". This December his article, "Competitive Cooperation: The Society for the Protection of Science and Learning, the American Emergency Committee, and the Placement of Refugee Scholars in North America," was published in Yad VaShem Studies.  He is currently writing a book, "Ensnared Between Hitler and Stalin: Academic Refugees in the USSR." He is President of the Victoria Holocaust Education and Remembrance Society.   Event Location: Hennings 201

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