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Fuat Andic
Arnold Reisman

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

Starting in 1933, Turkey reformed its judicial system as well as its higher education system by giving refugees fleeing the Nazis a safe haven through formal government invitations and employing them in reform its institutions. For them America was out of reach because of restrictive immigration laws and widespread 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 discusses that epoch, its legacy, and perceptions thereof in Turkey today.


Aufsatz vom 18. Juli 2007
© 2007 fhi
ISSN: 1860-5605