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Re: Germany then and now

I didn't hear that Janensch or Huene were Nazis, like e.g. Edwin Hennig or 
Othenio Abel have been. However, you have to consider that, working in a 
governmental institution, a formal membership in the NSDAP was required if you 
wanted to keep your job. That's the reason why Ernst Stromer lost his position 
at the Bavarian Academy of Sciences.

Cheers, Michael

-------- Original-Nachricht --------
> Datum: Thu, 29 Sep 2011 10:11:34 -0400 (EDT)
> Von: GSP1954@aol.com
> An: dinosaur@usc.edu
> Betreff: Germany then and now

> When I was a lad I was a big admirer of Wehner von Braun because our 
> government was hiding how Hitler's rocketeer was Nazis party and SS member
> who may 
> have been guilty of crimes against humanity at the notorious Mittleworks 
> V-2 factory. It has long struck me a supremely ironic that American could
> not 
> have reached the moon if not for the aid of a bunch of Krauts, a widely
> used 
> term when I was a kid for those who sided with the Nazis and aided their 
> war aims. I also admired Janensch and von Huene until I came across 
> information that they had Nazis sympathies (am not sure how definitive
> this is so if 
> someone has contrary info please provide). I am now glad I did meet the 
> latter )in theory I could have). There were also horrific but largely
> forgotten 
> atrocities perpetuated by Germany in their African colonies about the time
> that Tendaguru was being worked that Hitler later emulated, am not sure if
> anyone has looked into whether the former impacted the latter, if not
> someone 
> should. Paleos should be aware of the darker side of German paleontology
> back 
> then (of course we were defrauding native Americans of their lands the
> same 
> time we were digging up dinosaurs out west and so on). 
> Germans have done a better job than we have of getting their post war act 
> together, my sociological research confirms that modern Germany is being
> run 
> much better than the US as measured by most socioeconomic indicators 
> (www.epjournal.net/filestore/EP07398441_c.pdf). In some parts of the US,
> i.e. the 
> Bible Belt, lifespans are actually declining -- like in Russia. 
> What I am still wondering is what are the actual dimensions of the
> coracoid 
> of the G brancai holotype since Janensch messed up on the measurements one
> way or another.   
> GSPaul</HTML>

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