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This year, a few months after Adolph Hitler
came to power in Germany, philosopher Martin Heidegger is appointed Führer-rector
of Freiburg University.
On November 3 of that year, Heidegger - who was a member of the national socialist (Nazi) party - issued a decree applying the Nazi laws on racial cleansing to the students of that university. As part of this policy, economic aid would be awarded to students belonging to the SS and other military groups, while it would be denied to students who were Jewish, Marxist or considered non-Aryan according to Nazi law would be denied financial aid.
Thomas Sheehan (1988, June 16). Heidegger and the Nazis. New York Review of Books.
Farias, Victor (1989). Heidegger and Nazism. Philadelphia: Temple University Press.
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