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Jurists UprootedGerman-Speaking Emigré Lawyers in Twentieth Century Britain$
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Jack Beatson and Reinhard Zimmermann

Print publication date: 2004

Print ISBN-13: 9780199270583

Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: January 2010

DOI: 10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199270583.001.0001

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Fritz Pringsheim (1882–1967)

Fritz Pringsheim (1882–1967)

(p.205) Fritz Pringsheim (1882–1967)
Jurists Uprooted

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Fritz Robert Pringsheim, patriot and legal scholar, came of a leading German Jewish family, but greatly admired certain features of English life. Forced to leave Germany in 1939, he lived wholly or partly in Oxford, England for nearly twenty years. He returned to the Albert-Ludwigs University at Freiburg im Breisgau, from which he had been dismissed in 1935, for a few weeks in the dark days of 1946. There, he at once set about infusing a new generation of students with a spirit of intellectual rigour and civic responsibility. Committed to this mission, he shuttled between Oxford and Freiburg for twelve years, returning permanently to Germany in 1958. Drawing on the intellectual and moral resources of Jewish, German, and English culture, he fostered the re-education of Freiburg students, and the rebuilding of the faculty of law and government, and indeed of the university as a whole. This chapter chronicles the life of Pringsheim, including his family background, career to 1919, research and scholarship on Greek and classical Roman law, his emigration to England during World War II and return to Germany, honours, and last years.

Keywords:   Fritz Robert Pringsheim, émigré legal scholars, Germany, emigration, Roman law, Albert-Ludwigs University, World War II

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