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On the relations between Heinrich Scholz and Jan Łukasiewicz

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Abstract:

The aim of the present study is (1) to show, on the basis of a number of unpublished documents, how Heinrich Scholz supported his Warsaw colleague Jan Łukasiewicz, the Polish logician, during World War II, and (2) to discuss the efforts he made in order to enable Jan Łukasiewicz and his wife Regina to move from Warsaw to Münster under life-threatening circumstances. In the first section, we explain how Scholz provided financial help to Łukasiewicz, and we also adduce evidence of the risks incurred by German scholars who offered assistance to their Polish colleagues. In the second section, we discuss the dramatic circumstances surrounding the Łukasiewiczes' move to Münster in the summer of 1944.

Document Type: Research Article

DOI: https://doi.org/10.1080/01445340600841994

Affiliations: 1: Zepplin University, Friedrichshafen, Germany 2: Logic and Philosophy of Science, University of California, Irvine, Irvine, CA

Publication date: 2007-02-01

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