© Koninklijke Brill NV, Leiden, 00 DOI: 10.11 /1 1 0 X1 Book Review Jurists Uprooted. German-speaking Émigré Lawyers in Twentieth-century Britain . Jack Beatson and Reinhard Zimmermann (eds.) * The distinguished professor of Roman law, Fritz Robert Pringsheim (1882–1967), was formally dismissed from his position at the University of Freiburg im Breisgau on 1 April 1936. Of wealthy non-Aryan descent and of protestant faith, Pringsheim had served as a lieutenant with the Imperial German forces in World War I, receiving both the fi rst and second class Iron Cross for his eff orts as a Frontkämpfer in battles ranging from La Bassée and Arras to Narew-Bobr, Verdun and the Somme. Under the new Nuremberg laws, however, none of this did him any good. With his dismissal looming, Pringsheim, a father of six, contacted the Academic Assistance Council in London in late 1935, in order to explore the possibilities of fi nding an academic position in the United Kingdom or the United States of America. Th e procedures tended to be lengthy and potentially unsuccessful, however, so in the meantime Pringsheim decided to move to Berlin with his wife and youngest son, aged four, the others having already
Journal of the History of International Law / Revue d'histoire du droit international – Brill
Published: Jan 1, 2007
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