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Correspondence between Friedrich Mann and Otto Kahn-Freund, 15th November1958 - 18th July 1978.

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Sir Otto Kahn-Freund 1900 - 1979

Kahn-Freund was born in Frankfurt am Main of Jewish parents, and was educatedat Frankfurt University. In 1929 he became a judge of the Berlin labourcourt, but he was dismissed for opposition to Nazi policy and emigrated toEngland. He became a naturalised British citizen in 1940. He was a student atLondon School of Economics; assistant lecturer, 1936; professor, 1951.Kahn-Freund was called to the bar (Middle Temple), 1936. He played animportant part in the establishment of labour law as an independent area oflegal study, and was a member of the Royal Commission on Reform of TradeUnions and Employers' Associations, 1965. Kahn-Freund was appointedprofessor of comparative law, Oxford, and fellow of Brasenose College, 1964.He was a honourable bencher, Middle Temple, 1969 and became a QC, 1972. Hewas knighted, 1976. There is a list of his publications in his SelectedWritings (1978).


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