Singer, Charles (1876-1960): Correspondence relating to Jewish academics in Nazi Germany (microfilm)

Scope and Content

Correspondence documenting the concerns of the distinguished academic, Charles Singer and colleagues, in relation to the restrictions on academic freedom in Nazi Germany and in particular the discrimination against non-Aryan professors during the Heidelberg University Jubilee celebrations, 1935. Correspondents include: J.D. Bernal, P.J. Noel Baker, E.M. Forster, Leonard Woolf, C.M. MacInnes, J.R. Marrack, Bishop of Durham, F.M. Powicke, Sir Josiah Stamp, Leonard G. Montefiore, Alfred Wiener, Ephraim Little, Cyril Bailey, Aldous Huxley.

Administrative / Biographical History

Charles Joseph Singer (MA, DM, D.Litt.,Hon D.Sc., FRCP), born 2 Nov 1876, London; studied University College London, and from 1896-1899 studied zoology at Oxford, graduating BA, BCh.; qualified from St. Mary's Hospital Medical School MRCS LRCP, 1903. He gained other degrees honours during his career: MA MD; FRCP; Honorary DSc. From 1904-1908 Singer held various posts in England and abroad, including Sussex County Hospital; Brighton; Government House, Singapore; Abyssinia (Medical Officer to exhibition); Malta and Salonica, where he trained during the First World War when he served with the Royal Army Medical Corps.

Singer held various posts throughout his career: Registrar to the Cancer Hospital, London; Physician to the Dreadnought Hospital; Lecturer in the history of medicine at University College London, as well as work abroad including Visiting Professor at University of California, Berkeley.


The correspondence was not filmed in any particular order. Copy outgoing correspondence of Charles Singer is mixed in with the incoming letters.

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Acquisition Information

Singer family

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Description exists to this archive on the Wiener Library's online catalogue

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Archivist's Note

Entry compiled by Howard Falksohn.

Separated Material

See also the Wellcome Institute for the History of Medicine ( Collection No. GB 0120 PP/CJS for further manuscript correspondence of Charles Singer, including material relating to Jewish refugees.

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Copies can be made for personal use. Permission must be sought for publication.

Location of Originals

Wiener Collection, Tel Aviv University, Israel